Amidst the hardships over the last several years, there are stories of hope – among them, the heroes and champions that have worked tirelessly to ensure kids in America have food in their bellies throughout this tumultuous time. 

School district and community organization staff and volunteers have emerged as unsung heroes, working day in and day out – at times putting their own health at risk to serve students with a smile. At the same time, champions have rallied around childhood hunger like never before, using their voices to draw attention to the impact the pandemic has had and build awareness around critical programs that exist to make sure kids and families have enough to eat.


No Kid Hungry California launched the League of Hunger Heroes in 2020! The individuals recognized in our League are just a small fraction of Hunger Heroes on the ground who are getting healthy and nutritious meals to students all across the state. So many more deserve recognition, and we are thrilled to honor these outstanding Californians for their contributions. 


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. Hunger Heroes include:

  • 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.

  • And so many more.

Last Reviewed: March 15, 2022