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The SummerPalooza! Summits are day-long celebrations and planning events developed to increase participation in and expand awareness of North Carolina’s Summer Nutrition Programs for children. This year's theme "Strength in Numbers" represents a focus on collaboration between diverse partners to create more sustainable and successful summer programs.

All private nonprofits, public organizations and advocates interested in eliminating summer hunger for children are invited to participate in the fifth annual SummerPalooza! Summits!

Join Us!

Hickory, NC - October 30

@ the Hickory Metro Convention Center

1960 13th Avenue Dr. SE # A Hickory NC 28602

Raleigh, NC - November 1

@ the McKimmon Center

1101 Gorman Street Raleigh NC 27606

Greenville, NC - November 14

@ the Eastern Area Health Education Center

2600 W, Arlington Blvd Greenville NC 27834

Raleigh, NC - November 16

@ JC Raulston Arboretum

4415 Beryl Rd Raleigh NC 27606

This year, the SummerPalooza! Summit speakers will include a diverse group of NC Summer Nutrition sponsors, sites, and community partners sharing their experiences and best practices in session like

  • Working with Non-Traditional Partners
  • How to have an Award-Winning Summer
  • Year-Round Meals
  • Breaking Down the Barriers in Summer Nutrition

The NCDPI Summer Nutrition and No Kid Hungry Staff are also excited to share with you

  • 2018 Participation Results
  • Using your County Profile
  • Easy Activities for Summer Sites
  • Next Steps for Sponsorship in 2019
  • 2018 Summer Nutrition Champions

Event Schedule:

8:30 – 9:15 "Intro to Summer Meals" Session

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 4:00 SummerPalooza! Summit

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so register now!
There is no conference fee and lunch will be provided. Additional details will be provided with the registration confirmation email.

Contact McCamy Holloway
mccamy.holloway@dpi.nc.gov | (919) 807-3568

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