Connect with us


Lowcountry Food Bank’s Kara Moore Named to No Kid Hungry’s Out of School Time Meals Champion Cohort



Press Release

Lowcountry Food Bank’s Director of Child Hunger Programs, Kara Moore (right), has been named to No Kid Hungry’s 2023 Out of School Time Meals Champion Cohort. Kara Moore is one of 12 professionals named to this cohort, who have been exemplary in their work to end hunger in their communities through the Summer and Afterschool Meals Programs.

Building on the work of a highly successful inaugural cohort, this group will work over the next year to raise awareness about the Summer and Afterschool Meals Programs, provide their support and expertise to new program sponsors, and work together to develop and share promising practices to providers across the country.

“Kids need proper nutrition to learn, thrive, and grow, both in school and out. These champions work tirelessly to ensure kids have access to three meals a day, every day. A huge part of this is getting them the food they need during times when school breakfasts and lunches aren’t available, like after school and over the summer,” says Paige Pokorney, Program Manager for the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices. “We’re so excited to work with and learn from these champions over the next 12 months.”

Ensuring children have access to meals when they’re not in school has always been important; that’s been clearer than ever in the recent past. This cohort seeks to build on that momentum going forward and will continue to innovate in a changing landscape to ensure no child goes without three healthy meals a day 365 days a year.

“We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with No Kid Hungry,” said Ms. Moore. “They have provided consistent funding to support our summer meal initiatives, helped jumpstart our “Summer Eats” program in Williamsburg County, and they provide the curriculum for the Cooking Matters classes we hold through their parent organization, Share Our Strength. I’m honored to have been selected to participate in the cohort as an additional extension of this relationship.”

The full 2023 No Kid Hungry Out of School Time Meals Champion Cohort includes:

·       Michelle Poirier, Jurupa Unified School District, CA

·       Alexandra Molina, McAllen ISD, TX

·       Andrea Garcia Schoelzel, Office of Children’s Affairs, City and County of Denver, CO

·       Mary Rose Vanas, Shelby Public Schools, MI

·       Debra Davidson, Arkansas City Recreation Commission, KS

·       Maggie Lynch, MetroWest YMCA, MA

·       Annette Dove, TOPPS, AR

·       Jamie Kocsondy, Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, MT

·       Kara Moore, Lowcountry Foodbank, SC

·       Michael Clark, Crane School District, AZ

·       Tony Windsor, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, DE

·       Wendi Huntley, Connecting Kids to Meals, OH

Follow Us

Subscribe to HCS




HCS Sponsors



CHS Tour


Holy City Sinner