Child Hunger Heroes

What is the Child Hunger Hero Award Program?

The Child Hunger Hero award program recognizes school districts and community partners making outstanding contributions to food security for kids within Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s service area.

How does it work?

Partners will be evaluated on their child nutrition food security programs including: school breakfast, summer food, afterschool meals, weekend meals, school pantries, and other child food security efforts.

Who is eligible?

Public and private school districts and community Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and/or Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset and Washington Counties.

What are the award levels?

Awards will be given based on how significantly a partner contributes to a detailed list of child food security program standards. Model partners will be awarded bronze, silver, or gold levels, all of which indicate exceptional service.

How do we apply?

Applications will open in September and must be completed by November 1st. Awards will be announced in January. Applications available for download will be posted to this webpage when the application opens in September and will remain on this webpage through the due date of November 1st.


Please reach out to your regional Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator if you have any questions about the process, application, or scoring.

Allegheny County – Kelsey Gross, and Grace Traini,

Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties – Abigail Robinson,

Cambria, Indiana, and Somerset Counties – Chelsey Novak,

Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties – Mara Babilya,

Your Gift of $115 can provide 60 meals

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