Over the weekend I went with my parents into Washington, DC and North Bethesda for the STOP Hunger Scholars Celebration with the Sodexo Foundation. We took the train Sunday morning and had a dinner Sunday night and then a great big huge dinner Monday night. There were over 1,000 people there on Monday night!
I met Ellie Krieger, she is a Food Network chef and has her own healthy eating TV show. She was very nice. She interviewed me up on stage along with Lorna Donatone, she is the COO of Sodexo.
Five scholars across the nation were chosen for their service work pertaining to ending hunger. The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship for their education as well as a matching grant for the hunger charity of their choice. So very generous!
We all shared our #EndingHunger dreams and this was mine, that everyone would have access to healthy food and clean water regardless of their financial situation. Make sure you download your own selfie sign so you can share your big dream for ending hunger. I think everyone who attended the dinner and the other four scholars all feel the same way. It was so nice to meet everyone. Amazing people with BIG dreams who are doing really awesome things.
The Sodexo Foundation, and their pal Corey, created a super awesome video where all five scholars got to say hi to each other and talk about what they are doing in their communities to help end hunger and provide hunger relief. To Sophie Bernstein, Caroline Ford, Kylee McCumber and Isaac McFarland, I’m so humbled to have met you and very proud to call you my friends.
The couple days I had in Washington, DC were just so fun. And the people at the Marriot were SO NICE TO US! They brought us mints, three mints every day. Their pool was so nice, I loved it, I wish i could have gone and swam for longer. The woman who checked us in asked about Brae’s Brown Bags and she was so emotional when I told her and my Mom ended up giving her a hug later because she kept apologizing for crying.
I’m feeling pretty lucky about everything.
The whole Flickr photo album is available for everyone to look through, too.
Thank you, thank you, everyone!
3 thoughts on “STOP Hunger Scholars Celebration”
What an awesome experience for you, Brae. I am thrilled for you. The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is wonderful and very generous. All that I have heard about your trip to Washington sounds amazing and the video included in this post is so very inspirational. I love following you on the journey you are taking with your Foundation, 3B: Brae’s Brown Bags. Keep up the good work…I am happy to read all about it.
Congratulations, Braeden, as a Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger scholarship award recipient. The photos and video were cool!
Congrats again Brae! Because of my work at Hope Dining room I know many of those that you are helping and I know it is so greatly needed and so greatly appreciated. You are a wonderful generous young man! I’m sure your family is very proud!