H2HC Prizes for Innovation

The Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC) $100,000 Prizes for Innovation identify and highlight successful, upstream, and innovative efforts to address food and nutrition inequities and advance health equity in communities throughout the United States.

2023 Prize Criteria
The prizes will be awarded to programs or initiatives that:

  • Focus on food and/or nutrition equity
  • Are designed to advance health equity
  • Address upstream, systemic factors
  • Take an innovative approach that has potential regional or national scalability or community adaptation
  • Demonstrate measurable, positive impact
  • Have a tax-exempt status or affiliation


(L-R) Beverley Wheeler and Ja'Sent Brown of DC Central Kitchen, and Dr. Steven Chen and Corey Brown of Alameda County Recipe4Health
2023 Prize Winners

The Inaugural H2HC Prizes for Innovation were awarded to Alameda County Recipe4Health and DC Central Kitchen. Learn more about the winning organizations below and watch the prize ceremony here.

  • Alameda County Recipe4Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning model that integrates food-based interventions into healthcare settings (Food as Medicine) to treat, prevent. and reverse chronic conditions; to address food and nutrition insecurity and other social determinants of health; and to improve health and racial equity. By sourcing the food from BIPOC organic and regenerative farmers, Recipe4Health leverages healthcare and agriculture to generate multipliers for human health, economic health, climate health, and equity.
  • DC Central Kitchen is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is needed most – including public schools, neighborhood corner stores, and food-insecure communities throughout the city.