NC Child Hunger Hero Awards: Nominations

Nominations for this year's Hero Awards are now closed. Please check back in February for information on the winners!

We want to show some love to the everyday heroes who make healthy meals possible for kids. From cafeteria staff to community volunteers, from educators to elected officials, it takes a village to do this work.

Is there someone in your school or community who has worked tirelessly to ensure kids have greater access to healthy food? We want to hear from you!

We welcome nominations of people serving in any role and contributing to any method of fighting child hunger.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to win?

Anyone who is working to fight child hunger in North Carolina can be nominated for the awards.

School nutrition staff, community leaders, educators, volunteers, principals, meal site managers, parents, advocates, elected officials, kids... anyone can be a hero.

Heroes could be working through in-school or out-of-school time nutrition programs, food banks, food drives, backpack buddy programs, local policy or advocacy, or anything else geared toward fighting child hunger.

Who can submit a nomination?

Anyone can submit a nomination.

When is the nomination deadline?

The nomination period will close on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

How are the winners selected and recognized?

No Kid Hungry NC will select a group of winners to be recognized at the 9th annual NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in Chapel Hill. Winners will be notified before the conference.

All approved entrants will be celebrated on the "Wall of Fame" both at the conference and on

Can I tell my hero that I'm nominating them?

Yes! Let your hero know that you think they should be celebrated.

You can also share about your nomination online. Be sure to include a link to so that others can nominate their heroes, and to tag @NoKidHungryNC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.