2021/2022 NCPTA Food Pantry & PTA Community Garden Grants Appliations Now Open!

The NCPTA 2021/22  Food Pantry/PTA Community Garden Grants application is now open! 

The $2,000 grant funding is intended to support your PTA in creating an action plan to help meet the most pressing needs of your school community in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic-Food Insecurity. Your school PTA will be able to choose how to spend the funding, but we ask that you use the money to address one of the areas listed below to help as many families in and around the surrounding areas (they do not just have to be current PTA members).

  • Food Pantry
  • PTA Community Garden

Your local unit will create either a Food Pantry run by the local unit PTA and community partners or a Community Garden run by the PTA and community partners accessible by the community.

These $2,000 grants are available to support the rapid and ongoing response addressing both of the new and aggravated challenges across North Carolina communities are facing. This Grant will run for a period of three (3) months.

Over 70% of award monies must support the food insecurities in your community, with an emphasis on healthy and local foods. Eligible expenses can include: cold storage for food distribution, food purchasing related to pantry or garden expenses, and set up costs related to your pantry or garden.

The deadline to apply is August 2, 2021.

Who Can Apply:

  • Any Local Unit PTA In good standing.
  • Grants may be used to create or enhance already existing programs.

Final Reports:

  • A short final report detailing how the $2,000 were used and how this grant benefited your Local Unit PTA and your community will be required at the end of the grant period, as well as:
    • 5-10 pictures of your Food Pantry or PTA Community Garden
    • 1-1 minute video giving a tour of your Food Pantry or PTA Community Garden
    • A FB Live  (Can be on your PTA FB Page showing your Food Pantry or PTA Community Garden in action)
    • 1 Page Final Report (as detailed above) with detail of expenses spent
    • The potential to speak at the NCPTA 2022 Convention
    • (This is an ongoing program, the final report will demonstrate the implementation of your program in action.)


All PTA units will be required to be in Good Standing with NCPTA. Also, remember that  your Local PTA will need to sign the Grant Agreement. If you have any other questions, please contact, office@ncpta.org.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Notice of Vacancy in Office of NCPTA President

Notice of Vacancy in Office of NCPTA President

Currently, there is a vacancy on the slate for NCPTA Officers. The NCPTA Nominations Committee is accepting nominations from the floor for NCPTA President.

To express your interest in becoming a candidate to run from the floor, please submit the following to the chair of the NCPTA Nominating Committee no later than June 29 at 11:59pm. Email ALL information to nominations@ncpta.org. Each candidate will have the following posted on the Convention section of NCPTA’s website prior to the Convention. Please prepare a campaign presentation not to exceed 2 minutes to share with the voting delegates during General Session I.

  1.     Brief Biography
  2.     High resolution head shot photo

2021 NCPTA Award Winners Announced

And the Winners are…

The Awards program of the North Carolina PTA provides us with the opportunity recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of PTA/PTSA units, councils, community partners, and individuals throughout our state. It is an opportunity to say “thank you” to deserving people who have contributed greatly to improving the lives of children. NCPTA is incredibly proud to announce the 2021 winners:

Diversity and Inclusion

 Pearsontown Elementary School PTA, Durham

Gwin G Hughes Healthy Living

Evan Finch, Carpenter Elementary School, Cary

Heroes and Helpers

Lanier Lewis, Sternberger Elementary School, Greensboro

Outstanding Student Service

Audrey Guyler, Northern Guilford High School, Greensboro

Outstanding Volunteer

William Herrera, Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA, Winston-Salem

Principal of the Year

Dr. Janiese McKenzie, Northern Guilford High School, Greensboro

School Nurse

Phyllis Simmons, McDeeds Creek Elementary School, Southern Pines

Superintendent of the Year

Cathy Moore, Wake County Public Schools

Teacher of the Year

Julia Minch, Sycamore Creek Elementary School, Raleigh (1-3 Years Teaching Category)

Elizabeth Jones, Summerfield Elementary School, Summerfield     (4+ Years Teaching Category)

President’s Membership Award

Chapel Hill High School PTSA, Chapel Hill


Outstanding Local Unit and Council Achievement Recognition Awards

Superior Council

Cumberland County Council


Distinguished Councils

Durham Public Schools Council

Wake County PTA Council


Outstanding Local Units

Highcroft Drive Elementary

Old Richmond Elementary School

Pleasant Union Elementary Sch.

Summerfield Elementary

Swift Creek Elementary School


Distinguished Local Units

Northern Guilford High School

Seventy First High School

Sternberger Elementary School


Membership Enrollment Recognition Awards

Ruby Acorn Awards

Holly Springs Elem. School

Ogden Elementary School

Old Richmond Elementary School

The Awards Celebration will be held during our Virtual State Convention. Be sure to join us at the NCPTA Virtual Awards Celebration and Virtual Dance Party on Friday, July 30, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to be recognized.