Applications for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/-- The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2019. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.
Highlighting youth-led solutions today will help ensure no child is hungry again tomorrow
GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With one out of every six children in the United States living with hunger each day, young people are leading the fight to end child hunger to make sure their peers have access to healthy meals. To celebrate the role of young people in addressing this critical issue, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Generation No Kid Hungry proclaim February 21 National Youth Day.
$100,000 grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will support child development and food insecurity programs at two ASYMCA locations
GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 19, 2018 /3BLMedia/ — Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced today that it is extending its partnership with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and providing a $100,000 grant to improve access to nutritious food to help end childhood hunger. The organizations will continue to work together to support the military community by helping to reduce food insecurity among military families. With the generosity of organizations like Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, ASYMCA can help stop military family hunger through programs and services supporting young, low-income mil
Under Mason Hall’s leadership, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will focus on programs that help end hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 22, 2017 /3BL Media/— Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced that Gerri Mason Hall, senior vice president of human resources services, Sodexo North America, became the new Chair on September 1. As Chair, Mason Hall will lead the Foundation’s efforts to mobilize partners that are developing long-term solutions to end childhood hunger in America based on the belief that no child should be hungry today or risk being hungry again tomorrow.
Humbled and grateful. These are the two words – and feelings – that keep coming to me as I reflect on my experience with the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. And it’s these words that seem the best description of how I’m feeling this Thanksgiving as I step into my new role as President of the Foundation.
Back in 2013, I joined the Alliance to End Hunger after a decade as a corporate lobbyist. As with any major life change, this one had implications on our family routines. One night over dinner, my husband and I talked about my new job with our children — then 8- and 6-years old. That evening at bedtime, my daughter, Sarah, said thoughtfully, “But Mommy, if you end hunger you won’t have a job anymore.” My response to her was “And wouldn’t that be wonderful.”
In the world of fighting hunger, innovation comes in many forms. It can come from a new use of technology—like our Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholar Jack Griffin, who developed an app that uses GPS to tell people in need where they can find a food bank. Other times, it can be using an old technology in a new way, such as using food trucks to create mobile kitchens that bring hot meals to people in need, a method employed by other Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation grant recipients.
That’s what wide-eyed Andrew asked after his first meal at a No Kid Hungry supported summer meals site in Baltimore. When a volunteer assured him that, yes, they’d be back at the same time the next day, Andrew looked up into the volunteer’s eyes while lifting up his pinky and asked, “Pinky swear?”
Apply for a scholarship and be part of the 2017 Hunger Squad
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Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation recently recognized Ian McKenna, also known as The Giving Gardener, age 12, from Austin, TX for driving awareness and being a catalyst for eliminating hunger in his community. Ian created The Giving Garden. The program grows school and community gardens so children in need can take home fresh fruits and vegetables to their families. Ian’s amazing efforts earned him a 2016 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship as well as an additional $5000 grant for winning the Hunger Squad video competition.
Winning student will receive a $5,000 grant to help fight hunger in his/her community
GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced its new Hunger Squad Competition, featuring the five national 2016 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship honorees who previously received a $5,000 scholarship for their education as well as a $5,000 grant for the hunger charity of their choice.