• Nutrition Fairs Add to Growing Hunger Synergies for Mississippi October 11, 2012Two recent KNOW Hunger Nutrition Fairs conducted in Vicksburg and Jackson drew 40 local organizations and more than 800 participants. The events, part of the Urban League-Tyson Foods Hunger Project Mississippi, provided free food and health screenings, nutritious cooking and exercise demonstrations plus access to programs for the underserved.  A donation of 34,000 pounds of food ...
  • Sweet Success November 7, 2011 Michele Gorham got into hunger relief after seeing a Great American Bake Sale ad on the side of a Domino Sugar box. Three years later she’s a Tyson Foods’ Hunger All-Star, although her first foray into fundraising was bittersweet. The owner of Cookie Central, a cookie and baked goods delivery service in North Andover, Mass., Gorham ...
  • Martha Marak September 26, 2011Submitted by Pamela Jones Shreveport, Louisiana–Many employees are dedicated to their jobs. Martha Marak represents someone who is truly committed at the heart level. She works tirelessly, with a very small and dedicated staff and supportive board at making sure no one in Northwestern Louisiana goes to bed hungry. Last year, Ms. Marak received notice from ...
  • Louise Hunter July 2, 2010For the past fifty years, Mother Hunter made it her life’s work, to help feed, and shelter the Racine, WI community. Read more…
  • Gerald Syrba July 2, 2010This past April, Food Bank volunteer Gerald “Gerry” Syrba, was honored with the President’s Call to Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Read more…
  • Clair Halverson July 2, 2010Without the direction of our Childrens Back Pack Program lead volunteer, Clair Halverson, Feeding South Dakota and our Childrens Back Pack program would suffer in many ways
  • Samaritan Christian Ministries July 2, 2010Samaritan Christian Ministry offers a variety of programs in order to send hope to those who truly need it.
  • Go Inspire Go March 19, 2010Learn about Go Inspire Go’s founder, Toan Lam. Read more…
  • The Youngest Tyson Hunger All-Star Yet March 17, 2010Learn about one of the most unlikely people, in the most unlikely of places doing tremendous work. Read more…
  • Pete Nebhut March 11, 2010Ten years ago Pete Nebhut read an article in the newspaper that said Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee needed food. Since then, he has been a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the food bank.
  • Regional Food Bank March 11, 2010The entire staff work to provide food in a 23 county region of NYS and geographically is the largest in NYS.
  • Happy To Help Food Pantry at the St James UMChurch March 11, 2010Each week the “Happy To Help” food pantry serves 100 or more people & is growing.
  • Church Vineyard March 11, 2010They help others to help themselves for food..They are one of the largest food pantries in the Dutchess Community.
  • Michelle Flynn March 11, 2010Michelle currently works for a local food bank in Poughkeepsie, New York, picking up and dropping off food on a weekly basis. She has been doing so for almost 3 years.
  • High School Heroes March 11, 2010 By Ed Nicholson Last fall, Tongal.com and Tyson Foods announced a collaborative effort to raise awareness for hunger relief in America through a video contest. Thanks to Lorraine Arromando’s video highlighting Cheverus High School’s annual Thanksgiving food drive, Tyson Foods donated more than 35,000 pounds of chicken to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank this morning. This is ...
  • Jay Quaile March 5, 2010Jay, a resident of Putnam Valley and a member of Grace United Methodist Church realized that the town of Putnam Valley was not readily equipped to deal with the issue of hunger in the community. Jay’s idea was to have local churches, temples and community groups join together to organize and open a food ...
  • Saratoga County EOC March 5, 2010Saratoga County EOC should be nominated because they strive to not only give people the food they need, they also help people to become more self sufficient in the process.
  • Regional Food Bank of NE NY March 5, 2010The Regional Food Bank has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 ...
  • Art Molay February 24, 2010Every Tuesday and Thursday for the last 5 years Art Molay volunteers at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s facility in Surprise, Az., either solo or with a group from his temple.
  • Bob Edwards February 16, 2010Bob Edwards joined the FreestoreFoodbank board of trustees in 1991 and has been one of our most faithful and hard-working volunteers. In addition to fulfilling the regular, ongoing duties of a trustee, Bob launched the FreestoreFoodbank’s annual Rubber Duck Regatta in 1995.
  • Kimberly Porter February 4, 2010Kimberly Porter created Asset Development which empowers low-income families to achieve total self-sufficiency. She feeds approximately 700 families in Benton, Madison, and Carroll counties, and delivers food door to door to shut-ins and the elderly.
  • bernice gomez January 17, 2010Reverend Gomez helps the community in more ways then one. She helps feed the homeless, assist farm workers, and she help with the police and fire department. She opens her house to any and everyone who are hungry regardless of the circumstances.
  • Jorge Munoz January 17, 2010This is not just a story about a man who has spent the last few years tirelessly cooking, packing and giving free, hot meals to hungry people every day under a subway stop–some 70,000 in total. It’s a lesson about compassion for people and humanity
  • Phoebe Russell January 15, 2010Little Phoebe, from San Francisco, California has a big heart. That’s an understatement. Actually, her kindness and compassion is bigger than most grown ups I’ve crossed paths with while reporting TV news for nearly a decade
  • Nancy Carrington January 5, 2010Executive Director Nancy Carrington celebrated her 25th year of service to Connecticut Food Bank this past September
  • Bernice Gomez January 5, 2010Not only does she open up her heart but she opens up her home 7 days a week 365 days a year to any person who is hugnry
  • Brian M. Wong December 18, 2009For the past 4 months, Brian Wong has been involved in 2 community service projects. One involves recruiting sponsors for a “Hum-N-Play” project, in which all proceeds go to Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB).
  • Pastor Carol Yard December 9, 2009Pastor Yard put others first. She goes to the end to help those who are homeless, dealing with mental, subtance and alcohol, marriage, family, fiancial problems if thier is a need she cant meet herself, she will connect them with a source that will work for them..
  • Atlantic City Rescue Mission December 9, 2009I recommend the Atlantic City Rescue Mission because they are a one-stop shelter for men women and children providing food clothing, medical, safe place to stay.
  • Olga December 9, 2009passionate about helping families with limited finances.
  • Family That Cares (FTC) December 9, 2009FTC is a family organization that have been getting together every New Years for the past 15 years to feed the homeless and the community.
  • Brett Kirkland December 9, 2009The FoodBank of Southwest Georgia is a non-profit that services all of local shelters, abuse shelters, rescue missions, soup kitchens and disaster agencies in the area.
  • Rick Boosey December 9, 2009Rick Boosey turned from a life of being a successful executive at Microsoft to creating a restaurant that dones much of its proceeds to hellp orphans, homeless shelters, battered women’s shelters and others.
  • “That just blessed my soul…” October 28, 2009 By Ed Nicholson Today I had the distinct honor to join a lot of folks, including Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe (who, along with First Lady Ginger Beebe, deserves enormous kudos for a keen awareness of and commmitment to the issue of hunger), Feeding America CEO, Vicki Escarra, and many others in honoring Erma Smith as a ...
  • Erma Smith, Hunger All-Star of the Month October 26, 2009    Erma Smith Erma Smith is more than a tireless advocate for the hungry.  She’s also an inspiration and a role model in her determination to feed her neighbors. For 25 years, she has been active in fighting hunger, making her a natural to be named our newest Tyson Foods Hunger All-Star of the Month. Erma began as ...
  • Trey Stafford October 12, 2009For the past two years Trey Stafford has worked with Time Ingram of KAIT TV to organize the Fill the Food Bank drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.
  • Tim Ingram October 9, 2009For the past two years Mr. Ingram worked diligently to organize the Fill the Food Bank drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.
  • Hadley Smith September 29, 2009A lifelong resident of Texarkana, Hadley chose child nutrition as her platform, titled “Food for Thought”. “Food for Thought,” is centered on preventing the risk to developing minds and bodies that lack of nutrition causes. The school program that she has developed is “Kids Food BANK.” Through an interactive presentation, she shares with children the ...
  • Hadley Smith September 29, 2009A lifelong resident of Texarkana, Hadley chose child nutrition as her platform, titled “Food for Thought”. “Food for Thought,” is centered on preventing the risk to developing minds and bodies that lack of nutrition causes. The school program that she has developed is “Kids Food BANK.” Through an interactive presentation, she shares with children the ...
  • Fay J and Norma Durrant September 29, 2009Fay J and Norma are long time supporters of Harvest Texarkana through action and deed. Each has served as board members for Harvest Texarkana, each service on the Executive Committee, she as President.
  • Good with a video camera? Do some good with your video camera. September 28, 2009We need your help to discover and tell the stories of everyday heroes, Hunger All-Stars, in your community. Great stories are unfolding all around us. Thoughtful, committed individuals across the country and in our backyards are giving of themselves and their time to keep our friends, family and neighbors from going hungry. Imagine the neighbor who ...
  • Erma Smith September 9, 2009Erma Smith has been a hunger advocate for nearly 25 years. She worked as a volunteer with the food bank in southwest Arkansas for 12 years, then served as executive director for another 12 years. During that time, Erma provided food to about 100 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and other organizations that feed the ...
  • Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program September 8, 2009An all volunteer members of the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program Committee, took on the task of contacting area schools, businesses and civic organizations to participate in our annual holiday food drive.
  • Free Indeed Food Distribution September 8, 2009This food bank has been here operating for 18 years without government funding and provide food to families on a weekly basis.
  • Wanda Hawthorne September 8, 2009Ms Hawthorne has a desire to be the change in our community. We admire that she invests her on time, money and experience to educate others.
  • Sarah Owen: Hunger All-Star August 28, 2009    The day in the life of a common businessperson consists of attending meetings, number crunching and ever-looming deadlines. For Sarah Owen, her day centers around hungry children, homeless families, disabled elderly and working relentlessly to solve the escalating problem of hunger in Southwestern Florida. Sarah’s day doesn’t end at 5 p.m., she continually seeks to ...
  • Diane Reeder July 29, 2009The Queens Galley connects people to food by offering breakfast, lunch and dinner EVERY day at the soup kitchen to anyone who hungers regardless of income (no proof of poverty required), connecting people to food resources (by assisting with food stamp applications and help finding food pantries and coordinating food stamp token systems at farmers’ ...
  • Love Your Neighbor Christian Outreach July 29, 2009With 400 plus volunteers, Love Your Neighbor has manpower to work along side other organizations in times of need.
  • Iray Nabatoff July 29, 2009Iray Nabatoff arrived as a volunteer in New Orleans from Acworth NH during January 2006, expecting to stay only about 3 weeks. But after working at the Made With Love Café in Arabi, LA, and seeing first-hand the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Iray found that he just couldn’t walk away.
  • Mark Aeilts July 16, 2009Aeilts is the current chair and originatior of Meals From The Heartland, which drew more than 12,000 volunteers in 2008 who packaged 4 million meals for distribution to impoverished residents of Haiti and other countries in Central America.
  • chef ron ahlert June 27, 2009Chef Ron is a champion for the fight against hunger. He believes the mission of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte is to get to the root cause of hunger which is unemployment
  • Sarah Owen June 8, 2009Sarah Owen is a tireless and unrelenting hungerfighter in the true sense of the word.
  • Midwest Food Bank May 5, 2009Midwest Food Bank is a reliable supplier to the Lakeview Church Food Pantry every month. This food is then distributed to the needy in our community.
  • Midwest Food Band May 5, 2009I help at the Lakeview Church Food Pantry and Midwest Food Bank has been very helpful in supplying food for our clients. They supply a very large portion of our food we use for our clients.
  • Debi Renner May 5, 2009Debi, my sister helps out in a small town in mount Vernon, Texas. She cooks for children that come to her each day. They live in a low income housing project, where is is giving her time and her money (which is not a lot),
  • Robert S. Edwards April 15, 2009Bob Edwards joined the FreestoreFoodbank board of trustees in 1991 and has been one of our most faithful and hard-working volunteers.
  • Gimmie Something to Eat April 15, 2009We here at Gimmie Something to Eat (GS2E) wanna eat your food and help those in the world who are hungry in the process.
  • The Humblers April 2, 2009By Ed Nicholson     Ernie Conduff–Hunger All-Star Nine years ago, when we started doing this hunger relief stuff at Tyson, we thought we were doing the world a lot of good by donating 3-4 million pounds of food a year. We were humbled very quickly by a couple of things made clear to us: First, 3-4 million pounds (these days ...
  • Midwest food bank March 25, 2009Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis is a Hunger All-Star for nominator Kimberly Ashlock.
  • Andy Kimpel March 25, 2009As a volunteer for Second Harvest Food Bank, Andy is a constant ambassador for our mission, and frequently brings in groups and other new people for our hunger awareness tours. In addition, he serves as the national point of contact for Feeding America food banks with the CHEP Corporation, who provides distribution solutions and pallets ...
  • Bill Verfurth, Don Baker, Dale Ball & Art Steinbau March 12, 200925 years ago four men started a journey to meet the growing need of hunger in their community. Bill Verfurth, Don Baker, Dale Ball and Art Steinbaugh recognized that hunger and poverty were becoming serious problems in their community and decided that they were not going to sit back and not doing anything to help.
  • Diane Smith, RD, LD, MBA March 12, 2009Diane Smith started her career feeding hungry children in 1977!! As a School Food Service Director for thirty years, Diane saw first hand what hunger can do to a child. For the last eight years of her career as a Food Service Director Diane became an active volunteer with Harvesters, the Community Food Network of ...
  • Anne Wachal February 19, 2009Anne has been program manager for Churches United for over 8 years and her primary focus is to manage and direct the organization of 26 food pantries that are funded and controlled by Churches United. She works diligently to make the community aware of hunger issues at every opportunity she has.
  • Anne Wachal February 19, 2009Anne has been program manager for Churches United for over 8 years and her primary focus is to manage and direct the organization of 26 food pantries that are funded and controlled by Churches United. She works diligently to make the community aware of hunger issues at every opportunity she has.
  • Mike DePetrillo February 16, 2009Mike DePetrillo has put his love of music to work in an innovative way to benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in Tulsa, raising more than 17,000 pounds of food over the past four years.
  • Marsha Parlett December 18, 2008After retiring from a career in sales, Marsha Parlett began volunteering at the San Antonio Food Bank. Volunteering is not new for her, prior to moving to San Antonio last year she was volunteering at a small Food Bank in the Los Angeles area. She is also helping to run her church’s small closet food ...
  • Ron Copeland December 18, 2008Ron Copeland has been helping the needy in Harrisonburg, Virginia since the 1990′s.
  • Medical Associates November 28, 2008Iowa East Central Train, Salvation Army, Benevolent Society and Camanche Food Pantry
  • Terry McCaslin November 28, 2008Terry owns McCaslin’s Northside Market in Milan, TN. Terry does several caterings in and around the Northwest Tennessee area. He helped to organize a fund raiser meal at the Milan National Guard Armory. This was the first year for the event, but I do not think that it will be the last. Due to Terry’s ...
  • Ceceila Bowman November 28, 2008This lady started collecting food from local grocery stores and finding people in need to take the food to. The ministry grew over the past two years, that required she and her husband, Rick to get a building to give the food out of. Almost 7,000 people were helped with free food in the month ...
  • John Tripplett November 28, 2008Mr. Triplett has helped struggling families in Wilkes County, NC for years. In 2007 he became the Director of the Wilkes Ministry of h.o.p.e which provides food and finanical assistance to those in need in Wilkes County. Thanks to donations from Tyson Foods in Wilkesboro, he has helped feed hundreds of families who would have ...
  • REBECCA HERSEY November 28, 2008REBECCA HAS BUILT THE OUTREACH TO OUR COMMUNITY OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS WITH AN UNWAVERING CONVICTION OF LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE IN OUR CITY. EVERY WEEK SHE IS AVAILABLE TO HUG, LOVE AND OFFER A WORD OF HOPE TO EACH AND EVERY ONE. REBECCA LEADS A TEAM OF 50 VOLUNTEERS WITH ...
  • Ethel Shepherd, Hunger All-Star of the Month October 22, 2008By Ed Nicholson     Ethel Shepherd Ethel Shepherd is the Tyson Hunger All-Star of the Month for October. You can read Ethel’s inspiring story here, but in brief, for the past 25 years, she has been collecting and distributing food for those at risk of hunger in her home town of Mountain Grove, Missouri.  In the past nine ...
  • Tony and Dolly Ellis September 12, 2008Tony and Dolly Ellis were All-Stars in delivering much-needed food and water before and after Hurricane Gustav hit the Louisiana coast.
  • The Tyson Joslin RAGBRAI Team July 31, 2008A team from the Tyson Joslin plant showed up in force to sell food for the final day of RAGBRAI, as riders dipped their tires in the Missippi River in Le Claire. No strangers to the Powering the Spirit program, this Joslin crew is deserving of the Hunger All-Star designation.
  • The Tyson Columbus Junction RAGBRAI Team July 31, 2008Seven Tyson Team Members from the Columbus Junction plant worked to prepare and sell food for hunger relief in Belle Plaine and North Liberty. Because of their hard work, they’re Tyson Hunger All-Stars.
  • The Tyson Foods Waterloo RAGBRAI Team July 31, 2008Crews from the Tyson Foods Waterloo plant prepared and sold food for hunger relief during RAGBRAI ’08 at locations in Green Mountain and Toledo, Iowa. Their hard work has earned them a Hunger All-Star designation. Also included on this team are volunteers from our partner, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo.
  • The Tyson Foods Perry RAGBRAI Team (Ames) July 31, 2008Two shifts of Tyson Team Members from the Tyson Foods Perry, Iowa plant worked to prepare and sell food for hunger relief in Ames, during RAGBRAI ’08.
  • The Tyson Storm Lake RAGBRAI Team (Grand Junction) July 30, 2008Team members from Tyson Foods Storm Lake, Iowa plant got up early on July 22 to cook and serve food for hunger relief in Grand Junction during RAGBRAI
  • The Tyson Foods Denison RAGBRAI Team July 25, 2008A group of hard-working Tyson Team Members from the Denison, Iowa plant came to the RAGBRAI Powering the Spirit Location in Kimballton on Day 3 of the ride to help raise money for childhood hunger relief in Iowa.
  • The Tyson Council Bluffs RAGBRAI Team July 20, 2008Ten folks from Council Bluffs, Tyson Team Members and their family members, gave up their Sunday and missed their company picnic to cook and serve food in Underwood to raise money for hunger relief. Read their complete story. Each day of July 19-26, we will be featuring a Tyson Team Member working on the RAGBRAI team ...
  • Dave Hinojosa July 19, 2008Dave Hinojosa is the RAGBRAI Hunger All-Star of the Day. A fourteen-year Tyson Team Member, Dave is spending the entire week with the Tyson RAGBRAI team, working to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. Each day of July 19-26, we will be featuring a Tyson Team Member working on the RAGBRAI team as a Hunger ...
  • Ethel Shepherd July 10, 2008By Kelly Richard Ethel Shepherd was inspired 25 years ago in her small town of Mountain Grove, Missouri to pursue her mission through God to distribute food and clothing to those in her area. Ethel’s Love Center serves over 600 people each month.
  • Ann Bumgardner–Hunger All-Star of the Month July 7, 2008Each week, more than 3,000 hungry residents in Raleigh receive a meal that includes fresh and nutritious foods because of the passion and tenacity that Ann Bumgardner brings to the fight against hunger. Today Tyson Foods recognized the impact that Ann’s volunteer work has made in the lives of families in North Carolina and selected ...
  • Bill and Bob Boyer Selected as Hunger All-Stars of the Month July 7, 2008LIMA, Ohio, June 17, 2008 – Bob and Bill Boyer dedicate themselves each week to helping the hungry in Lima. Today Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) recognized the difference that Bob and Bill’s volunteer work has made in the lives of families in Ohio and selected the Boyers as the next Hunger All-Stars, an honor that ...
  • Barbara Johnson July 7, 2008For the last 10 years, Barbara has worked tirelessly to help those in need. It has been her goal that no one would have to choose between having food or buying medicine or paying a utility bill.
  • Charlie Redmond July 7, 2008Charlie Redmond is a weekly volunteer the soup kitchen, Manna House and the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. He has been a dedicated volunteer for the organization for more than 17 years.
  • Ernie Conduff June 26, 2008Ernie Conduff is definitely an “All Star” in hunger relief. Ernie started with a small food pantry, run out of a spare closet at the Northwest Arkansas church he attended. The need was bigger than food though. There were so many sources of “hunger” in the lives of people that Ernie tried to help. ...
  • Bob Edwards June 20, 2008During his 17-year tenure as a FSFB Board member, Bob has served as Chairman of the Board and Development Vice Chair. He also is the “founding father” of the extraordinarily successful annual FSFB Rubber Duck Regatta fundraising event.
  • Phillip H. Robert June 20, 2008Phillip Robert was a Food Pantry Worker at Voices of the Heart’s Inc. Food Pantry in Glens Falls, NY 12801. Mr. Robert eventually became coordinator of this program. He was well respected by all consumers for welcoming them as neighbors and friends.
  • Bob Smagala June 20, 2008Bob Smagala has been volunteering at the NORWESCAP Food Bank in Phillipsburg, New Jersey since March, 2005. After retiring, Bob decided that he wanted to do more with his time than just golfing so after reading a Food Bank newsletter he decided to volunteer
  • Caleb Lucien June 18, 2008Caleb Lucien and his wife Debbie have been serving in Haiti for over 20 years bringing food and education to this impoverished nation.
  • Mr Isiah Baker June 11, 2008Mr. Isiah Baker has worked at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia for 14 years, volunteering approximately 1,300 hours annually.
  • Stuart Kellogg & Teresia Gray June 6, 2008In 1992, Stuart Kellogg, General Manager of 16 WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS, came up with the “16-WAPT TV Food For Families Football Challenge” food drive. He later recruited Teresia Gray to help in this great volunteer effort.
  • Tyson Announces Four Hunger All-Star of the Month Winners June 5, 2008Tyson has announced the winners of four Hunger All-Star of the Month Awards: Ana Rose Heiben, nominated by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Bill and Bob Boyer, nominated by the West Ohio Food Bank.  Ann Baumgardner, nominated by Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Charlotte Stengel, nominated by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.   Each of the winners will ...
  • Shelia Johnson May 23, 2008Shelia Johnson, has worked tirelessly to help promote Food Bank programs that serve children in rural Northeast Tennessee.
  • Virginia May 19, 2008Virginia has set up an all volunteer emergency food bank serving the Little Elm, Texas area. Through her efforts countless families have walked in and received the food they needed on the spot. She also provided assistance during Hurricane Katrina.
  • Christy Porter May 14, 2008Christy and her team at Hidden Harvest are always thinking outside of the box. In an effort to feed more people and give them more nutritious choices, Christy has helped local neighbors glean fresh vegetables that most likely go to waste.
  • Ruth Wade–Hunger All-Star Extraordinaire May 13, 2008 Libby Lawson, Tyson VP media and community relations; Ruth Wade, Hunger All-Star; Lynn Brantley, president and CEO, Capital Area Food Bank Ruth Wade has made helping people in her community a life’s work. Her community involvement began in the 1950s when she taught people in need how to cook surplus food. Today Tyson Foods recognized the ...
  • AnaRose Hebein April 22, 2008AnaRose Hebein is a 12 year old girl who for her 10th and 11th birthday asked her friends to donate money to host a mobile food pantry for her birthday in lieu of giving her birthday presents.
  • Kay Kirchner April 22, 2008Kay Kirchner conceived of Hunger Bytes, an innovative program to leverge the potential of tech companies in Austin, Texas toward the fight against hunger.
  • Hester Weigand April 22, 2008Hester Weigand is a stellar example of selflessness. For the past 11 years, she has voluntarily coordinated all aspects of the Austin Empty Bowl Project, a fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB).
  • Miss Ann April 15, 2008Ann Bumgardner, 77, has come to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle daily for more than 15 years.
  • Charlotte Stengel April 15, 2008Charlotte Stengel, 88, has been an advocate for the poor for more than 60 years. Her story is phenomenal, from her days as a gold medal-winning Olympian in 1936 to her work today for the Cairo (NY) Food Pantry, where she serves 3000 people a year. Because of her dedication to assisting those in need, ...
  • Tom Lively April 15, 2008Tom Lively is a tireless volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennesee.
  • John Godfrey Lewis April 15, 2008John Godfrey Lewis has been volunteerring at teh Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for 17 years. He is instrumental in assuring the trucks are loaded properly in order for over 120 agencies to recieve their allocations.
  • Dan McClosky, Hunger All-Star, Earns a Truckload of Food for Alameda April 1, 2008 l to r: Justin Clark, representing Tyson Foods/Acosta; Dan McClosky; Suzan Bateson, Executive Director of the Alameda County Community Food Bank. For more than nine years, Oakland resident Dan McClosky has worked tirelessly to help feed the hungry in the Bay area, raising money and collecting food through local synagogues for the annual Holiday Dinner Drive. ...
  • Jane Denkewalter March 28, 2008I have worked with Jane for just over six months and continue to be amazed by her energy and selflessness as she strives to provide basic food items to more than 7,000 seniors in the San Antonio Area…
  • JAVA West High School Students March 4, 2008Students from West High School who operate the on-site coffee shop (JAVA West) made a check presentation for $350.00 to Tyson Waterloo’s “Powering the Sprit” campaign on Monday, March 24th.
  • Claire Coyne March 4, 2008Claire Coyne started, years ago, doing food baskets for people in the community of Wabash, Indiana who needed one at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It started out with her going to the grocery and loading up her station wagon with the items needed to fill a bag with the same type of food that she ...
  • Linda H. Ware and Angela Taylor January 29, 2008These nominees started a food pantry that began with $500 dollars and a dream. The idea of the Bremen Food & Clothing Bank was conceived by one of the current directors when she found herself in need of food assistance
  • Oklahoma 13-Year-Old Recognized as Tyson Foods’ First “Hunger All-Star” January 21, 2008 OKLAHOMA CITY – Dec. 20, 2007 –   Two years have passed since Jonathan Crider first heard the public service announcement saying kids his age living nearby were going hungry.  Now at age 13, he has rallied his hometown community of Lawton to raise more than $20,000 for Food 4 Kids to help feed more than ...
  • Argelia Cabrera January 14, 2008Argelia Cabrera Langley Park, Maryland Positions: Alcance Program Coordinator Langley Park Elementary School Parent Liaison Argelia Cabrera can wear you out just talking about her daily schedule.
  • The Alternative Program January 10, 2008Students of The Alternative Program (TAP) of Wayzata High School (serving 13 school districts), have volunteered weekly at the Food Bank for nine years, helping repack product.
  • St. Joseph’s Parish January 10, 2008St. Joseph’s parish of Lino Lakes, MN coordinates volunteers at the Second Harvest Heartland Maplewood location.
  • Rev. Willie Thomas January 10, 2008Pastor Thomas has been very active in his community in an all-star effort making sure that every family that he know in his community as well as outside of his community has something to eat.
  • Debbie Guthrie January 2, 2008Debbie Guthrie distributes food to the needy in Northwest Arkansas.
  • Jonathan Crider December 21, 2007At the young age of 11, Jonathan Crider was already showing signs of what it means to be a hunger all-star.
  • Tom Brannon December 12, 2007Little Rock KTHV Television meteorologist, Tom Brannon promotes the Arkansas Foodbank Network’s mission and events on air throughout the calendar year.
  • Rev. W.R. Casey December 12, 2007Each year for the past twelve years Rev. W.R. Casey and the Christian Ministers Alliance have worked to provide food baskets for needy families in the Tulsa area at Thanksgiving.
  • David Langston November 28, 2007David Langston has been a volunteer with FOOD Share since his retirement over 10 years ago. David is one of the most dedicated volunteers to FOOD Share mission of providing food to people in need in Ventura County
  • Susan Sanford–Memphis November 2, 2007Susan Sanford has been executive director of The Food Bank since 1992 and was recently named President and Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure, The Food Bank has grown from a distribution of fi
  • George Lankford–Amarillo, Texas November 2, 2007The High Plains Food Bank would not be able to distribute one pound of food if it was not for the generosity of George Lankford. As the President and CEO of Affiliated Foods in Amarillo, Texas, George
  • Janie Singleton–High Plains Food Bank November 2, 2007Janie has been committed to alleviating hunger in the Texas Panhandle for nearly two decades.
  • Nancy and Steve Louthan–Waterloo, Iowa September 27, 2007Nancy and Steve Louthan work at the Tyson Foods Waterloo, Iowa plant. They also volunteer their time and energy to raise money to end childhood hunger in the Cedar Valley, Iowa.
  • U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln September 26, 2007Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) has emerged as a leader in the U. S. Senate and a leader in the fight against hunger.