Gold Halo Award

From left to right: Sophie Alphas (No Kid Hungry), Diana Delgado (No Kid Hungry), David Hessekiel (Engage for Good President), Charlotte Lucich (Director of Marketing, Habit Burger Grill), Stuart Brown (Executive Director, Arby’s Foundation), Susan Karlen (No Kid Hungry), Ceci Henriquez (No Kid Hungry)

On May 24, the #Hangry Tour was recognized for its experiential prowess and for bringing together brand partners in the fight against childhood hunger. Not only did #Hangry receive the Gold Halo in the experiential category through the commitment of Arby’s and The Habit Burger Grill, our friends at No Kid Hungry also received a nod in the small business category through their partnership with Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

“When an organization can make strides in such an important fight…and also bring together competitors in the restaurant industry to get it done, that’s nothing shy of magic,” says Shari Maher, VP National Brand Partnerships and the account supervisor on the No Kid Hungry account. “I’m in awe at how No Kid Hungry brings together its supporters. Multiple players across the restaurant industry work together for this one cause.”

We were honored to partner with No Kid Hungry and digital communications firm LAI Video to bring to life the #Hangry message. We’re angry that 1 in 6 kids in America are hungry.

“Having this very special #Hangry campaign recognized at the Engage for Good Conference is very special to us,” adds Maher. “It’s affirmation that not only did the campaign achieve measurable results, it was done in a unique and creative way that really got people to talk about their cause months after the tour ended.”

The Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing. The Engage for Good Conference’s awards showcase successful consumer engagement and employee engagement efforts. This prestigious cause marketing award focuses on initiatives where brand purpose and social impact intersect to help build a better world and the bottom line.

This is the first time No Kid Hungry has won the Gold Halo in this category.

For a peek at the award-winning campaign, watch this video, produced by LAI Video:

Congratulations, again, to No Kid Hungry for this honorable award!