Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. KNOW Hunger Video

Growing up in a family of eight in Camden, New Jersey, Aaron McCargo got to see a lot of life, including lots of hungry kids.  Now a successful Food Network personality (better known as “Big Daddy”), he’s generous with his time and energy to help make the world a better place.  Not only has he traveled far and wide as an ambassador for hunger relief, he established and participates in his own youth leadership and character development organizastion in Camden, Play to Win

 Here he shares his testimony in a KNOW Hunger video, talking about the nature and scope of hunger, and what people can do to get involved.

KNOW Hunger Video–Spencer Tillman

We met Spencer Tillman through our friends at Lift Up America.  If you’re much of a college football fan, you know who Spencer is.  As lead studio analyst for CBS sports, he’s visible every autumn Saturday afternoon, wherever there’s a “big game,” moving into his current role after a distinguished career in college and pro football.   But when he’s not focused on football, Spencer does an amazing amount of great work to make the world a better place, traveling the country to speak and inspire.  He’s articulate and passionate about changing lives for the better. 

At the request of Lift Up America, Spencer agreed to tell his story as part of our KNOW Hunger video series, in which successful people talk about their own experiences to help educate and inform us about hunger. 

We look forward to seeing Spencer this Friday in his hometown of Tulsa as we do a food donation with Lift Up America and the University of Tulsa.  As you can see from the video, Spencer’s come a long way since graduating from high school there.  If you get a chance to talk with him, you get the feeling that with his boundless energy, intelligence and passsion, we’ll continue to see great things from him.  

Thanks, Spencer!

KNOW Hunger Video–Laura Rhea

We believe one of the biggest challenges facing the hunger movement is the inability of people to recognize food insecurity in their own communities.  As the recent FRAC/Tyson study on perceptions of hunger confirmed, many believe hunger is something that happens somewhere else, to someone else.

We’ve begun producing a series of video testimonials from now-successful people who at one time in their lives experienced food hardship.  The goal is to break down common stereotypes; promote the understanding that any of us, at any time, could find ourselves in a situation in which we might need help.

Laura Rhea, CEO of the Arkansas Rice Depot, has an incredibly compelling testimony. She turned her personal experience with hunger into a career in service of feeding those in need.

Do you know someone who has a similar story to tell? If so, we might be interested in recording their testimony for the KNOW Hunger video series. Watch this space for more videos in the coming weeks.