No child should go hungry. Every child in every public school in North Carolina should have access to breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to their families.

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1 in 6 kids goes hungry every day

in North Carolina.

School meals for all can help.

Our Guiding Principles

No child should go hungry.

School meals should be available at no cost to all students in public schools.

No child should experience shame or stigma due to an inability to pay for school meals.

School meals help children succeed both in and out of school and build strong, resilient communities.

Food is the most important school supply.

HUNGRY KIDS CAN’T LEARN.

Kids who eat school meals do better in school. Studies show that offering students with healthy meals at school makes them more attentive and engaged in the classroom, leading to better grades, higher attendance rates, and higher graduation rates. And, schools that offer no-cost breakfast and lunch are more likely to have high performance grades and to meet growth targets.

School meals for all benefits us all.

School meals for all will help build strong, resilient communities.

Right now, children, families, and communities in North Carolina are being held back by hunger. School meals for all will reduce hunger, stigma, and shame; support families working to make ends meet; and produce health and economic benefits for local economies.

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