CLOSED: Nominations to the California League of Hunger Heroes!

April 8, 2021

Amid tremendous hardships over the last year, school districts, organizations, and members of the community have stepped up to fight against childhood hunger.

As part of our May Moment of Gratitude Week, April 28th through May 7th, and #ThankAHungerHero Appreciation Month, we want to share our gratitude, highlight and uplift the dedicated school district and community organization staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to feed California’s kids.

Because we know, while schools closed in March 2020, school nutrition services and community organizations did not.

Who do you think should receive some love and recognition?

We are no longer accepting nominations. Thank you!

About the League of Hunger Heroes

The League of Hunger Heroes recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a heroic commitment to ending poverty and childhood hunger in their communities. This leadership may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, through both formal and informal roles, within school districts, organizations, and in the community working on hunger relief.

Nomination Requirements

Anyone may submit a nomination for the California League of Hunger Heroes. A maximum of three (3) nominations can be submitted per person. All required questions on the nomination must be completed and must clearly state why the candidate should be considered for this recognition.

2021 Guidelines and Eligibility

Nominees must be or have been employees of school districts and community organizations or volunteers supporting childhood hunger relief programs in their community. Nominees are individuals who have stepped up and gone the extra mile in the frontlines to ensure children get the meals they need from when schools closed in March 2020; those who have helped us raise awareness and funds to respond to this crisis; and the leaders and champions advocating for policy solutions to help children and their families weather the pandemic. 

  • Only individuals are eligible for this recognition.
  • School employees include nutrition services staff, bus drivers, teachers, warehouse and custodial staff, etc.
  • Community organization & agency staff and volunteers.
  • Members of the community include parents, caregivers, chefs, cooks, and elected representatives, etc.

Nominations

We are accepting nominations on a rolling basis. Submit your Hunger Hero nominations today!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is a core value at Share Our Strength and the No Kid Hungry campaign. We are dedicated to strengthening and uplifting representation, openness and inclusivity in all facets of our work and organization.

As you consider the Hunger Heroes to nominate, we encourage you to reflect on the individuals, the impact of their heroic efforts as it relates to our core value.

How Share Our Strength defines DEI

Diversity – The presence of people with different experiences, identities, and perspectives.

Equity – Eliminating barriers to access, advancement, and opportunity based on social or cultural factors (such as race).

Inclusion – Creating an environment of involvement, respect, and connection, where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives are harnessed to create value. 

Recognition

We hope this is an opportunity for you to highlight their accomplishments amongst your team and community. No Kid Hungry will uplift Hunger Heroes and recognize them through local and state media as a way to promote school and summer meal programs. 

Are you unsure if your individual you would like to nominate qualifies for the League?

Please reach out to us at nokidhungryca@strength.org and we can help answer any questions about the nomination process, guidelines, or eligibility.

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About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 4 kids could face hunger due to the coronavirus pandemic. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org