Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Announces its 2022 Award Recipients
The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced today its 2022 Stephen
J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholars and Heroes of Everyday Life®. Five
students and five Sodexo employees will receive a $5,000 grant to
continue their work to fight food insecurity within their
communities.“We’re proud to announce a new group of Scholars and
Heroes, dedicated to fighting hunger in their communities” said
Joan McGlockton, Chair, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Associate
General Counsel, Corporate Affairs, Sodexo. “The 2022 Stephen J.
Brady Stop Hunger Scholars and Heroes of Everyday Life® are part of
a greater strategy to end childhood hunger across the nation by
2030. We’re thrilled of their achievements and inspired by their
selflessness.” The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholars for
- Shraman Kar, Founder of Foodle, Rising Eleventh Grader,
Louisville, KY -- Shraman’s innovative mobile app, Foodle,
allows people to put food donations into “smart baskets” for
pick-up by those in need.
- Shreya Shivakumar, Founder of Nourish America, Rising
College Sophomore, Edison, NJ -- Shreya started a nonprofit,
Nourish America, to provide healthy, fresh, and allergen-free foods
to those who are food insecure.
- ZaNia Stinson, Founder of Z Feeds Angel Food Project, Rising
Tenth Grader, Charlotte, NC --ZaNia’s started Z Feeds Angel
Food Project, mobilizing the community to pack, carry, and
distribute “go-go” bags to those who are homeless.
- Makenzie Greenwood, Founder of Hampstead’s Little Free
Pantry, Rising Tenth Grader, Manchester, MD -- Makenzie started
Hampstead’s Little Free Pantry, a nonprofit where people can donate
or take food, or even learn to start their own pantry.
- Jacob Mansbach, Founder of Food Certainty, Rising College
Freshman, Santa Barbara, CA -- Jacob created his
“FoodCertainty” program to turn grocery and restaurant food waste
into food donations.
The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation also awards Sodexo employees
investing time, talent, and resources to fight hunger in their
communities. These employees, recognized as Heroes of Everyday
Life®, are honored specifically for raising funds and awareness,
coordinating food drives, volunteering in food pantries, and
supporting food recovery programs among other outreach.
“We’re proud to honor a group of inspiring and dedicated Sodexo
employees,” said Roxanne Moore, Executive Director, Sodexo Stop
Hunger Foundation. “Donnie, Sue, Denise, Pat, and Henry not only
support our mission of ending childhood hunger but Sodexo’s greater
goal of creating a better every day for everyone and building a
better life for all.”
The 2022 Heroes of Everyday Life® are:
- Donald Hawkins, Executive Chef, Shenandoah University,
Winchester, VA – Donald, “Chef Donnie,” has a heart for hungry
people – students, homeless, and those who need a fresh start. From
George Washington to Shenandoah University, he’s cut food waste,
donated meals, trained and hired displaced workers, and mentored
youth into the kitchen.
- Sue Sussman, Sr. Project Manager, Healthcare, Tri-State
Region, Westchester County, NY -- By day, Sue project manages
at healthcare sites. By night, she feeds Manhattan’s homeless with
the nonprofit, Midnight Run. Their mission: sharing simple
- Denise Dickson, Kitchen Manager, Putnam City Academy School,
Oklahoma City, OK -- Every Friday, Denise leaves her full-time
chef job and starts her volunteer work with her nonprofit
Ebenezer’s Open Door Kitchen. All night, she cooks delicious,
healthy burritos. By morning, she and her fellow volunteers serve
at the local homeless shelter.
- Pat Whitley, General Manager, Multi Service 1, Randolph
Health, Asheboro, NC -- Pat and her husband started by serving
grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup off a flatbed trailer to
hungry and homeless people. Now, they feed hundreds out of their
self-funded mobile kitchen.
- Henry Tapia, General Manager, Huntsville Independent School
District, Huntsville, TX – Chef Henry transformed an old school
bus, the “Green Hornet,” into a full-service kitchen, using it to
feed children over school breaks and help communities during
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation works to ensure that every child
in the United States, especially those most at risk, grows up with
dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead
a healthy, productive life. In addition to awarding grants to youth
scholars and employees, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation provides
contributions to several national and local non-profits helping to
end hunger, engages Sodexo employees in community volunteerism and
supports programs that help empower women. Visit Sodexo Stop Hunger
Foundation on Facebook and follow us on
Twitter @StopHungerUSA and Instagram @sodexostophunger.
- The 2022 Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Award Recipients
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