U.S. Hunger Announces 2022 Hunger Hero Winners

January 24, 2023

Longwood, FL. — U.S. Hunger (USH), a national nonprofit, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Hunger Hero Awards:

Grassroots Hero Award – Chick-fil-A, Tampa Bay
Service Hero Award – 9/11 Day
Culture Hero Award – Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
Community Hero Award – College H.U.N.K.S Hauling Junk & Moving
Lifeline Hero Award – Citi
Health Hero Award – Ascension: Healthcare
Volunteer Hero Award – Atlanta Hawks & State Farm
Innovative Hero Award – JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Hunger Hero Awards is an annual tradition that honors USH’s partners dedicated to fighting hunger and its root causes. This award ceremony is the first since 2018, after brief pandemic hiatus. The organization will be honoring its 2022 recipients virtually this week and is eager to celebrate its most loyal partners.

“Whether hosting meal-packing events in their communities, sponsoring boxes of food for families in need, or investing in our data-analytics system, these organizations embody the core values of corporate social responsibility and community engagement. Each winner has taken a bold stance against food and nutritional insecurity, inequity and played an active role in the betterment of their communities. We’re excited to bring back our Hunger Hero Awards and share all the good they’ve done, ” said Rick Whitted, CEO of USH.

The winners will be recognized during the live-streamed Hunger Hero Awards on January 25th at 10:00 am EST. Register for the free event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-hunger-hero-awards-tickets-503742075107

To stay informed about the 2023 Hunger Hero Awards, returning in person later this year, sign up for USH’s newsletter: https://ushunger.org/newsletter/


U.S. Hunger has activated more than 850,000 volunteers to distribute over 150 million meals across the globe. USH addresses hunger by engaging volunteers, educating on the root causes of food insecurity, and creating access to nutritious meals for low-income families and individuals. The organization has distributed meals in 53 countries, and every state of the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). Learn more at https://www.ushunger.org.

Sarah Aranguibel-Davila