Share the impact of your Food and Fund Drive and how everyone's participation provided meals for people in need. Whether it's an email or a party, let them know that every bit helped.
Second Harvest's Make Hunger History Awards, held on April 4, 2013, recognized the efforts of thousands of organizations, companies, schools, and individuals. Next year's event will take place in spring of 2014 and is a great way to motivate your participants to reach your group's goals!
Award points are calculated based on both your food and financial donations over the past year. Award totals not only include Holiday Food & Fund Drive totals, but all donations, sponsorships, or grants donated between January 21, 2013 and January 19, 2014. Your award level is determined by total points or per capita points, whichever is greater.
The awards structure is based on the following point system:
$1 = 2.5 points
1 pound = 1 point
Formula for total points:
Total Pounds + (Total Dollars x 2.5) = Total Points
|Blue Diamond Award:
||25,000 to 49,999 Points
||111 to 224 Points
||10,000 to 24,999 Points
||51 to 110 Points
||4,000 to 9,999 Points
||30 to 50 Points
||1,000 to 3,999 Points
||15 to 29 Points
*Corporations: per capita figure is calculated by dividing total points by the total number of employees at your local participating campuses.
*Non-corporate drives: per capita figure is calculated by dividing total points by the total number of members in your group.
Note: All Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners can pick up their awards during the cocktail hour. Special Award winners will be presented with their awards during the ceremony.
The following awards recognize especially outstanding efforts by participants.
Corporate Food Bowl Challenge Trophy: The company with the highest per capita donation and more than 50,000 points total in a single year.
Employee Food Bowl Challenge Trophy: The company with the highest per capita employee donations (corporate gifts not included) and more than 50,000 points in a single year.
Corporate Champion Award: The company with the highest points in each of three size categories: 1) up to 250 employees, 2) 250-1,000 employees, and 3) 1,000+ employees.
Community Champion Award: The non-corporate group with the highest points in each of three size categories: 1) up to 250 possible participants, 2) 250-1,000 possible participants, and 3) 1,000+ possible participants.
Golden Apple: The school with the highest per capita donation.
Spirit Award: The faith-based organization with the highest per capita donation.
Brass Ring: Any company or organization that accumulates 500,000 points or more in a single year.
Million Pound Club: Effective October 1, 1996, a company or organization that accumulates the equivalent of a million pounds of food (1 million points) will be inducted into the Million Pound Club. When a donor participates in a Food & Fund Drive, they will automatically start to accumulate pounds. Once the donor reaches the 1 million mark they will continue to accrue pounds and can earn awards in increments of 5, 10, 15 and 20 million pounds.
Share Your Lunch Outstanding Achievement Award: The company or organization demonstrating the most excitement for the Share Your Lunch campaign.
Outstanding Drive Coordinator: Recognition given to exemplary Food and Fund Drive coordinators.
Outstanding Youth Award: Recognition given to exemplary student supporters.
Leadership Cup: Appreciation for the commitment and efforts made by this year's Chairs.
Outside the Barrel: Honor for outstanding innovation and creativity in drive efforts.
Legal Community Challenge: Participating law firm with the highest per capita points.
Bumper Crop: Group with incredible Food and Fund Drive growth.
Special Recognition Awards
Make Hunger History Awards Program with all Award Recipients