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January 31– Deadline for Heroes Against Hunger Nominations

Our annual Heroes Against Hunger Awards Reception, we recognize community champions in the fight against hunger in three categories – Individual Hero, Corporate Hero & Community Hero. The award winners, nominated by you and chosen by Manna’s Board of Directors, demonstrate a true passion for fighting hunger and feeding hope in Montgomery County.

This year we will return to our in-person ceremony. The event will feature delicious food, a dynamic silent auction, and a short, meaningful program. The reception scheduled for April 2022 will be the best to date. Nominate our community heroes and make plans to join us!

 

Award Categories & Selection Criteria

Individual Hero:

• Must live or work in Montgomery County
• An individual who has been an influencer, leader, and friend of the Montgomery County nonprofit food support community, actively contributing to food security initiatives and making a profound impact toward a hunger-free Montgomery County
• Supporter of Manna Food Center through investments of time, treasure, and/or talent

Past Awardees include:
• Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller Consulting
• Ellen Teller, Director, FRAC
• Joy & Stuart Stein, Philanthropists & volunteers
• Shondra Jenkins, Executive Director, Sodexo Fdn & Director, Community Relations
• Marla Caplon, Director, Division of Food & Nutrition Services, MCPS
• Bruce Adams, Former Council Member, Leader of “Feed the Hungry Challenge”

Corporate Hero:

• Must have a significant corporate presence in Montgomery County
• A corporation that has been a consistent partner of the Montgomery County, nonprofit food community, supporting with food, funds, and friends
• Supporter of Manna Food Center through investments of time, treasure, and/or talent

Past Awardees include:
• Adventist HealthCare
• Social and Scientific Systems, Inc
• Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
• Giant Food (Ahold)
• Cigna

Community Partner:

• Must have a significant community presence in Montgomery County
• A community entity, group, or organization that has been actively contributing to a hunger-free Montgomery County
• Supporter of Manna Food Center through partnership and collaboration

Past Awardees include:
• The Community Foundation In Montgomery County
• Mead Family Foundation
• Red Wiggler Community Farm
• Rainbow Community Development Center

Submit a nomination today. Self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on Friday, January 31, 2022. Award recipients will be notified in January. If you have any questions, e-mail Elgin Martin.