Child Nutrition, COVID-19 and Homelessness

Texting Tool Available to Access Food for Children

Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

Additionally, No Kid Hungry NC has created a map of local school sites, community organizations, and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map is updated daily.

If there are instances in which children experiencing homelessness would benefit from a safe and stable setting like child care, this may be a really helpful resource.

DCDEE Child Care, COVID-19 and Homelessness

  • Local CCR&Rs will help the community navigate to find vacancies. Centralized CCR&R Emergency HotLine – 888-600-1685 for essential workers to connect with available child care.
  • Questions about child care subsidy: 1-800-859-0829 or 1-919-814-6300 
  • To locate school-age care availability call: 1-800-859-0829