Heroes of Everyday Life® – Hunger is an issue too big for one person, team, or organization to solve alone. Sodexo recognizes employees who have invested time, talent, and service spirit to help those at risk of hunger. Award recipients receive $5,000 for their hunger-related charity of choice and an all-expenses-paid-trip to be recognized at the Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Sodexo Charity Classic Presented by PepsiCo, held June 27-29, 2023 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The annual nomination period is November 1- February 15. Learn more about what it takes to be a Hero of Everyday Life.
Meet the 2022 Heroes
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships – A program that recognizes student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger in the U.S. These young people are creating awareness and mobilizing peers in their communities to be catalysts for change. The scholarship awardees comprise a wide variety of students, ages 5 to 25, who are recognized at the national level and hail from across the country. A program that recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models that provide solutions to eliminate hunger in the U.S.
National Scholarship winners receive a $7,500 scholarship and a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity. They also receive an all-expenses-paid-trip to be recognized at the Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Sodexo Charity Classic Presented by PepsiCo, held June 27-29, 2023 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The scholarship is named for the Foundation's founder and former president, Steve Brady, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. The annual application period is October 5-December 5.
Read more about the 2022 Stop Hunger Scholars.
Youth Grants – Youth Services America (YSA) and the Foundation are once again offering project grants to youth changemakers—aged 5 to 25—to lead awareness, direct service, advocacy, and philanthropic projects that focus on ending childhood hunger in their communities.
This year, youth may apply for grants of either $250 or $500 depending on the number of youth who will be participating as volunteers (project planners, project leaders, and day-of volunteers). $250 grantees will be required to engage at least 25 other youth as volunteers while $500 grantees have a 50-youth volunteer requirement. Fundraising grants are also available where a portion of awarded funds may be used toward project supplies while the remaining are to be used as a matching donation. Applications are due January 16, 2023. Learn more and apply here!