School cafeteria heroes, still on the frontlines feeding the city’s most vulnerable students, honored at annual mayoral ceremony


Just like visiting grandma’s, there are some folks in New York City whose jobs are to ensure you don’t leave the premises hungry.

On Tuesday, Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks, in partnership with nonprofit No Kid Hungry New York, honored 35 “Hunger Heroes” who serve anywhere from hundreds up to thousands of students every day as professional cooks, school lunch aides, food service managers, and in food compliance and distribution. 

“No matter how busy our schedules may be, acknowledging our Hunger Heroes is something that we wanted to be a part of,” Adams said at the ceremony.