Meet Our 2013 Hunger Heroes

April 2, 2013 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

We’re pleased to announce the recipients of our fourth annual Hunger Hero award, an award created to honor and recognize organizational partners who make a compassionate and transformational impact on those who are hungry in the heartland.

Last year, more than 600,000 people in Minnesota and western Wisconsin were at risk of missing a meal on any given day. But as the demand for emergency food increased, so too, did the generosity of many of our charitable partners, six of whom demonstrated extraordinary leadership in meeting the unprecedented demand for food. It is these six partners that we honor this year with our Hunger Hero award, a seal of appreciation designed to publicly acknowledge those who contributed the most by way of food, funds, hours, ideas, awareness and more.

Hunger Heroes are recognized in six categories, each of which is critical to our work and all of which must work in tandem to collectively achieve of goal of ending hunger. This year’s award recipients and categories are listed below, and each will be featured here throughout the week, so make sure to stop back!

Thanks to all of our heroes in the fight against hunger!

Volunteer: UnitedHealth Group
The partner with the largest impact on operational productivity via donated time and labor.

Innovation: The Sweet Corn Rescue Team (Cargill, General Mills, Hunger-Free Minnesota, SUPERVALU and Seneca Foods Corporation)
The partner with unique vision and volume delivery of a program or product.

Financial: Target
The partner with the leading financial impact on hunger relief organizations.

Awareness: The Boston Consulting Group
The partner generating outstanding visibility in delivery of programs.

Food: Edling Farms
The partner with outstanding value and volume of donated food.

Green: Cub Foods
The retail partner with outstanding contribution to the “rescue” of food.


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