Blue Cross NC and No Kid Hungry to Increase Healthy Meals for Kids
$500,000 provided over three years
Blue Cross NC will provide $500,000 over three years to No Kid Hungry North Carolina, an initiative of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, to fight child food insecurity in North Carolina. This will support the work of public schools and community organizations that serve meals to children, many of whom depend on these programs for their daily nutrition.
“Blue Cross NC is committed to tackling childhood hunger in our state,” says Cheryl Parquet, director of community and diversity engagement for Blue Cross NC. “Every child should have access to nutritious food, and we’re proud to support the school systems and community organizations that are on the front lines of the fight against food insecurity.”
Summer and after-school meals through these federal programs are offered at no cost to children. Of the nearly 1.5 million public school students in North Carolina, almost 60% qualify for free or reduced-price meals, including school breakfast, according to data from the North Carolina Department for Public Instruction. Learn more at bluecrossnc.com.