CACFP Inspire Awards Finalists Announced
March 7, 2022
We have read incredibly inspiring stories about the innovation, collaboration, and community service all of you in the CACFP community offered over the past two years. It's not surprising that we received over 500 nominations for the CACFP Inspire Awards from folks across the country. We know that there are thousands of people and organizations who have been working tirelessly through the pandemic to provide meals and comfort to those they serve.
Here are the finalist for the 2022 CACFP Inspire Awards! The winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the National Child Nutrition Conference.
Community Award Finalists
Recognizes an individual or organization who went above and beyond, and served their community throughout the pandemic.
Christina Yutai Guo, Happy Living Adult Care - Colorado
Charles Coe, Incredible Kids Learning Center - Pennsylvania
Rebekah Dawson, Feeding the Gulf Coast - Alabama, Mississippi & Florida
Angie Hughes, Life360 Community Services - Missouri
Trailblazer Award Finalists
Recognizes an individual or organization who successfully implemented innovative ideas and continued to administer the CACFP during the pandemic.
Culinary Arts Staff & Hillary Wheeler, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside - California
Brooke Wolf, Quality Care Services - Kansas
Kenyatta Chandler, Houston Independent School District - Texas
Collaboration Award Finalists
Recognizes an individual or organization who partnered with local organizations to fulfill the needs of the CACFP during the pandemic.
Children's Hunger Alliance - Ohio
Children's Village Indianapolis - Indiana
Melinda Aponte, YWCA of Asheville - North Carolina
Nutrition Staff, Educational Opportunities for Children and Families - Washington