No One Eats Alone Day Addresses Youth Social Isolation


Students at Skyway Elementary in Florida showcased their community art project.

Photo caption: Students at Skyway Elementary in Florida showcased their No One Eats Alone Day community art project at an event sponsored by Sunshine Health.


Social isolation affects millions of elementary and middle school students and has been identified as a precursor to bullying, self-harm, and community violence. Mental well-being is especially important now as youth continue to experience stressors from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Centene is a driving partner in solving the problem of social isolation in schools through No One Eats Alone® Day, created by the nonprofit Beyond Differences and sponsored by The Centene Charitable Foundation.

Centene health plans across the country helped raise awareness by hosting virtual and in-person events in February and March to encourage inclusion and teach children how to combat isolation.

They worked with 108 schools across 10 states, engaging at least 48,500 students in educational and fun activities. Following Centene's local approach, each school put their own spin on the event.

Learn about No One Eats Alone events of years past.


Big Cross Elementary students in a lunchroom.

Photo caption: Big Cross Street Elementary students in New York celebrated “setting the table for kindness” as part of a No One Eats Alone Day event sponsored by Fidelis Care.