The NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference will return for its 11th annual event on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.
The NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference will return for its 11th annual event on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. This day of celebration and inspiration is for anyone involved in or interested in making sure kids have access to the healthy meals they need, at school and beyond. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Silver Linings,” focusing on stories of hope, innovation, and perseverance that have emerged from a challenging year. The conference is hosted by Carolina Hunger Initiative, a part of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The conference was started by the team at No Kid Hungry NC, which is a partnership between UNC and Share Our Strength supported by the same team as Carolina Hunger Initiative.
Consider sharing a short video with your story, innovation, or “silver lining” related to fighting food insecurity in children. Select videos will be shown during the conference, and made available on demand for conference attendees and the public. Speaker and agenda information will be shared soon.
This virtual event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (schedule subject to change) and you can register FREE at CarolinaHungerInitiative.org/Register. More than 930 people from across the state attended the 2021 virtual conference. Last year’s speakers included Governor Roy Cooper, State Superintendent Catherine Truitt, the NC Teacher and Principal of the Year, and nutrition professionals from across the state. Click here to see highlights from last year’s virtual conference.