SNF Heroes Awards Takes a Pause for 2019


For five years, SNA’s philanthropic sister organization, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), has organized and hosted the Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes in conjunction with SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC). This stirring annual event, which recognizes a group of “unsung” heroes going above and beyond to support their communities, has also served as the chief fundraising activity designed to support SNF’s work and basic operating expenses. 

Unfortunately, both coordination of the awards program and the A/V and F&B costs of the event itself have, over time, become prohibitively expensive. Thus, the SNF Board decided at its Fall 2018 Board meeting to make certain changes. Although a recognition program showcasing inspirational SNA members remains an important priority to both SNF’s and SNA’s Boards, it is on “hiatus” for the time being.

While SNF and SNA contemplate the long-term future of the Heroes program, the 850+ expected attendees of LAC 2019 will have a brand-new opportunity to gather together in a spirit of camaraderie—and in support of the Foundation. Operators, industry, allies and other friends attending LAC are all invited to “A Party with a Purpose”: an early evening reception on Monday, February 26, followed by a performance by the Capitol Steps, the world-famous political satire group!

In the weeks to come, check back at for updated details about logistics and available industry sponsorships. In the meantime, registration for LAC 2019 opens on November 16, 2018.

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