Lead2Feed is the nation’s leading and fastest growing free service learning program which aims to solve world hunger by teaching leadership skills to students. Since its inception in 2012, nearly a million students in 3,500 schools and clubs participated across all 50 states donating more than 22,000 volunteer hours and one million meals to hungry families.
Lead2Feed motivates students to create projects aimed at ending local and global hunger by teaching a curriculum based on leadership principles from Yum! Brands’ Executive Chairman David Novak’s book, TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU: The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen. Students get hands-on experience with Novak’s idea that the only way to make big things happen is to have other people on your side.
Five student teams from middle and high schools around the country were selected as grand prize recipients of the third annual Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge and will be awarded $25,000 each for their schools’ nonprofit of choice engaged in hunger relief, and $20,000 in technology products for their school.
· Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, VA collected over 1,100 pounds of food and raised hundreds of dollars through events like a Movie Night Food Drive.
· Doss High School in Louisville, KY created an international community festival and a basketball tournament to raise nearly $4,000 for hungry Syrian refugees.
· Design and Architecture Senior High School students in Miami, FL obtained 1,831 pounds of food to provide 3,000 weekend meals for hungry students in the Miami-Dade area. Students from
· Odessa High School FBLA in Odessa, WA raised more than $8,800 to sponsor 55 food kits over 35 weeks for students in need.
· The Harbour School at Baltimore in Owing Mills, MD utilized 3D printing technology and social media to drive awareness around local hunger.
In addition to the grand prize winning teams, Lead2Feed awarded $150,000 in charitable grants to 20 additional student teams nationwide. The Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge is developed by the USA Today Charitable Foundation with support from Lift a Life Foundation and Yum! Brands Foundation.