Lou Anne Crumpler
No Kid Hungry North Carolina
Lou Anne Crumpler is State Director of No Kid Hungry North Carolina, a statewide program that expands access to under-utilized federally-funded meals for kids who need them at school, after school, and in the summer months. The program collaborates closely with state agencies, schools and community organizations and uses policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to create impact. No Kid Hungry NC was established under Lou Anne’s leadership in 2011 in the NC Governor’s Office, and is now an initiative of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Previously, she was engaged in corporate, nonprofit, and public service work focusing on enterprises that serve the greater good. Her professional experience in public relations, communications, marketing, development, and social entrepreneurship includes creating several successful initiatives in both the business and nonprofit arenas. Lou Anne’s passion for the arts led to her prior service on UNC School of the Arts’ Board of Trustees and Foundation Board, and her appointment by NC Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the board for the North Carolina Arts Council. She also was invited by the NC Secretary of Health and Human Services to be a partner in the development and scaling up NCCARE360, a comprehensive resource platform to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians; the resource platform is a project of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (FHLI).