Hungry For Education Program Scholarship Winners

The competition for high school and college students awards over $200,000 in scholarships each year to deserving candidates who offer unique, actionable ideas on ways Denny’s can help end childhood hunger in their local communities. For more information, visit www.dennyshungryforeducation.com

Overall 2014 Winner Neeya Toleman

Overall 2014 Winner Neeya Toleman

"When ordering, the customer would say, ‘I’d like to donate a bowl of chili to Treat a Meal’, and a bowl of chili would subsequently be added to their total. The money used to purchase the bowl of chili would still buy the chili, but it would be set aside for the local food pantry." 

Excerpt from Neeya’s essay on how Denny’s can help eradicate childhood hunger in the US

Winner in 2013 Ilse Delgado (left) receiving her scholarship check from the Director of Diversity in Supply Denny's Michelle Hunt (right)

Winner in 2013 Ilse Delgado (left) receiving her scholarship check from the Director of Diversity in Supply Denny's Michelle Hunt (right)

"Dates or specific date is chosen when there would be a special menu and every meal purchased from that menu will be donated to a family in need."

Excerpt from Ilse’s essay on how Denny's can help eradicate child hunger.

Scholarship Recipient, llse Delgado

In 2015 Denny’s brought to life the program idea of previous scholarship recipient, llse Delgado, who was selected for her suggestion to give back to her own local elementary school. Denny’s in El Paso, Texas, hosted an in-store fundraiser for Clendenin Elementary School, Ilse’s alma mater, and donated more than $1,500 for Clendenin’s after school program.