Southeast NC SMFANC Ambassadors 5K Fun Run

Do you have a pair of sneakers and a sense of humor? Well, you’re in luck because the SMFA Ambassadors are hosting a 5K Fun Run that promises to be a wild and wacky adventure! But it’s not just about the fun; it’s also about doing something fantastic...

School Meals Help Tackle Hunger: Scoring Big for Our Communities

October 10, 2023 Katie Herndon Dawkins, North Carolina Alliance for Health Communications Manager Kicking Off the Fight Against Hunger When it comes to tackling hunger, school meals are the MVPs of the game. Just like a football team needs a strong defense to stop the...

USDA’s “Expanded” Access to School Meals Falls Short

September 27, 2023 Katie Herndon Dawkins, North Carolina Alliance For Health Communications Manager On Tuesday, the USDA pushed out a press release titled, “USDA Expands Access to School Breakfast and Lunch for More Students.” The title is confusing and, frankly,...

Progress Toward School Meals for All

September 22, 2023 Marianne Weant, North Carolina Alliance For Health Programs Manager After months of negotiations, the NC General Assembly released the conference report for the budget on Wednesday afternoon. The budget includes three provisions relevant to the work...

Confusion In The Cafeteria

August 15, 2023 Katie Herndon Dawkins, North Carolina Alliance For Health Communications Manager Right now, families in North Carolina are in full back-to-school mode. In some districts, students are reaping the benefits of no-cost school meals thanks to the Community...

School Meals For All Should Be Available

August 15, 2023 Ray Russolillo, a retired CPA, wears several hats as a volunteer and social activist affiliated with the School Meals for All NC Coalition, MANNA FoodBank, MAZON – A Jewish Response to Hunger, and Carolina Jews for Justice. Does this sound like too...
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