Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s Point of Blue blog has a great look at the work Buncombe County Schools is doing to keep its students fed during the COVID-19 emergency. Buncombe is one of 10 school districts in NC that recently received a “Meals on the Move” grant from Blue Cross NC […]
Carolina Hunger Initiative’s Tamara Baker is among the experts interviewed in this episode of WUNC’s “Tested” podcast. Listen here.
CBS17 / WNCN Carolina Hunger Initiative was featured on CBS17 / WNCN’s Building Healthy Communities segment, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Tamara Baker, Project and Communications Director, discusses our work during the COVID-19 pandemic and our partnership with Blue Cross NC to offer grants to schools and community organizations that […]
On a daily basis, almost one million children in North Carolina — more than 3 out of 5 of our NC public school kids — are at risk of hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an even greater situation of food insecurity, especially across the Triangle. In an effort to support these families, Triangle Moe’s […]
CBS 17 / WNCN There are many families around the Triangle struggling to put food on the table. According to Carolina Hunger Initiative, food insecurity rates in North Carolina have more than doubled with COVID-19 hardships. With school schools closed since mid-March, more than 900,000 children school students lost access to the free or reduced-price […]
WHAT For the 900,000+ children across North Carolina eligible for free and reduced-price meals at school, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted critical nutrition resources that many of them rely on. Since the pandemic closed schools, many families have seen hardship and rely on their local schools and emergency food pantries for their nutrition. In an […]
UNC Gillings School News Nationwide, families who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch are worried about feeding their children. In North Carolina, an organization at UNC-Chapel Hill is reducing that stress. No Kid Hungry North Carolina was formed in 2011 in partnership with state leaders and the national No Kid Hungry campaign, a program of the […]
More than 12,000 children living in rural areas of North Carolina are getting free meals shipped directly to their homes through the Emergency Meals-to-You (EMTY) program to fight child hunger during COVID-19 school closures and summer break. The program provides weekday breakfasts and lunches to students who were receiving those meals through the National School […]