The 2020 Hunger Leadership Awards

Our annual celebration of exemplary leaders in the fight to end hunger and poverty will be held virtually on September 16, 2020 from noon — 1:30 pm ET.


Support the Hunger Leadership Awards

Your support today makes the Hunger Leadership Awards and the ongoing work of the Congressional Hunger Center possible!

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2020 Hunger Leadership Awards Sponsors

The Congressional Hunger Center would like to express our gratitude to the following generous sponsors of the 2020 Hunger Leadership Awards.








Albertsons Companies Foundation

Alliance to End Hunger

Bread for the World

Ed Cooney and Lynn Parker

Feeding America

Food Research & Action Center

Marshall Matz

Michael Torrey Associates

National Corn Growers Association

National Farmers Union

National Grocers Association

Ria Shah

Eric J. Steiner

The Sugar Association

Watson Green LLC

Interested in becoming a 2020 Hunger Leadership Awards Sponsor? Contact Senior Development Associate Kiana Kelly today.


Past Award recipients

We present outstanding leaders from the U.S. government and the nonprofit sector with the Bill Emerson & Mickey Leland Hunger Leadership Award for their significant contributions in fighting hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

AARP Foundation and Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Chef José Andrés

Rev. David Beckmann

Senator Roy Blunt

Senator John Boozman

Paul Carothers

Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Senator Thad Cochran

USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon

Stephen & Ayesha Curry and the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation

Representative Rosa DeLauro

Senator Elizabeth Dole

Senator Dick Durbin

Representative Jo Ann Emerson

Representative Sam Farr

Deborah A. Frank, MD, Founder Children’s HealthWatch

Senator Al Franken

Representative Marcia Fudge

USDA Secretary Dan Glickman

Ambassador Tony Hall

Senator Tom Harkin

Senator Johnny Isakson

Representative Lynn Jenkins

David Kantor

Senator Herb Kohl

Representative Barbara Lee

Representative John Lewis

Senator Richard G. Lugar

Marshall Matz

Representative Betty McCollum

Joan McGlockton and the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Representative James P. McGovern

Mary Jane Melendez and the General Mills Foundation

Manly Molpus

Representative Gwen Moore

Senator Jerry Moran

Representative Donald M. Payne

Representative Collin Peterson

Representative Chellie Pingree

Senator Pat Roberts

Representative Bobby Scott

Representative Chris Smith

Senator Debbie Stabenow

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Representative Jackie Walorski

Jim Weill

Representative Frank Wolf

Senator Todd Young

We also recognize outstanding alums from the Bill Emerson National and Mickey Leland International Fellowships for their continued dedication to promote food security in the U.S. and around the world.

Thank You

To our award recipients, and to all our sponsors, attendees, partners, and supporters, thank you for sharing our belief that hunger is solvable, and for all that you do to create a hunger-free world.