Press Release

White House Recognizes H2HC’s $1M Prizes for Innovation in Support of National Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities

Feb 27, 2024

The White House has recognized the Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC) for its commitment to award $1 million over five years (2023 – 2027) through its Prizes for Innovation. The H2HC Prizes for Innovation identify and highlight innovative food and nutrition work that offers promising, upstream models and replicable, scalable solutions that significantly advance health equity in communities throughout the U.S.

In 2023, H2HC awarded its two inaugural $100,000 Prizes for Innovation to Alameda County Recipe4Health and DC Central Kitchen.

About the White House Commitments

H2HC, along with H2HC Leadership Council members Stop & Shop and The Greater Boston Food Bank, are among 141 cross-sector stakeholders involved in exciting new commitments of almost $1.7 billion in support of the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Health Communities. The Challenge, launched in March 2023, is a nationwide call for commitments to support the Biden Administration’s goal to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by 2030. The $1.7 billion in commitments announced today build on the $8 billion in commitments announced at the historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, held for the first time in 50 years in September 2022, and complements the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to implement its National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

About H2HC Member Commitments

Ahold Delhaize USA and Stop & Shop (an H2HC Leadership Council member), along with Ahold’s other local brands, were recognized for accelerating their work to support nutrition education for children with a commitment to invest close to $1 million to reach more than 200,000 children with nutrition messaging in 2024. They will also work to address the root causes of hunger through employment opportunities.

The Greater Boston Food Bank (an H2HC Leadership Council member) is part of a new comprehensive coalition including anti-hunger advocates, community organizations, providers, researchers, and individuals with lived experience that was recognized for working to collaboratively design and execute a plan to make Massachusetts the first state to eradicate hunger by 2030.

Watch the February 27, 2024, event here.

See the list of new commitments here (H2HC’s commitment can be found on page 5).