An Amazing Night Celebrating Impact and Leadership

Jonathan Sutherland FCE

The 2nd Annual Hunger Hero Awards

We have to work together to reach a hunger-free world. Whether you’re a volunteer, company or organization who has made a significant contribution to support our mission, we want to thank them for making a difference! At our 2nd Annual Hunger Hero Awards, we celebrated those who did extraordinary things this year in the fight against hunger.

Last Friday, attendees entered the Dr. Phillips Center and were greeted with a cocktail reception. Cole NeSmith, the night’s host and founder of the Creative City Project, kicked off the night. There were guest performances by Church Boi as well as a beautiful and moving set by CLOVES. We also gave a special award to Chris Bergoch, writer and producer of “The Florida Project” as well as a couple of the cast members from the film.

A Story of Impact

Along with honoring this year’s Hunger Heroes, we had the privilege of sharing our newest story about Josie and how our Fed 40 program impacted her family.

Global Impact

Hugh Evans, the co-founder of Global Citizen, told his story and inspired us all to work towards a hunger–free world. We even heard from our CEO, Dave Green, about his journey to South Sudan where he made critical connections that will make a difference in one of the worst humanitarian crises of our lifetime.

It was an incredible night for all of those who attended! Congratulations to the following Hunger Heroes who went above and beyond in the fight for a hunger-free world this past year:

Advocate of the Year Award
Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Extraordinary Response in Disaster Relief Award
Bogin, Munns & Munns

Outstanding Collegiate Engagement Award
University of Central Florida

Leadership in Global Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Citi Foundation

Extraordinary Humanitarian Service Award
Jordan Newell

Innovative Partnership Award
Sonny’s BBQ

Global Legacy Award
JPMorgan Chase

NBA Impact Award
Orlando Magic

MLB Impact Award
Chicago White Sox

Hotel and Conference Impact Award
Loews Hotels

Outstanding Support Organization
Orange County Convention Center

Health and Wellness Impact Award

Most Innovative Series Award
AARP Foundation

Leadership in U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Innovation in Collaboration
College Hunks Hauling Junk

Faith-Based Organization of the Year Award
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Volunteer Group of the Year Award
Islamic Society of Orlando

National Legacy Award
Crown Auto

Innovative Conference Award
BJ’S Restaurants Foundation

Community Leader of the Year
United Healthcare Community Plan of Florida

Technology Impact Award

We are so thankful for everyone that has been a part of our mission this year! We can be a part of another special event on July 14th as we package life-saving meals for South Sudanese refugees. Learn more about the project and register here: