Mission & History

Hungry for Education scholarship program mission
Recognize deserving students by awarding them with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny’s efforts to fight childhood hunger.

What is Hungry for Education?
Denny’s Hungry for Education (HFE) is a scholarship program that recognizes and rewards students who show initiative and creativity in the fight against childhood hunger. Partnering with ten leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations, Denny’s awards more than $200,000 in scholarships every year to deserving elementary, high school, and college students. Just as importantly, we have implemented some great student-generated ideas for reducing childhood hunger.

The purpose of Hungry for Education scholarship program
The key focus of the Hungry for Education Scholarship Program is raising awareness and developing creative ways to address childhood hunger while also rewarding students for their desire to make a change. Each year we review the winning applicants’ essays and select ideas that can be put into actionable plans in local communities.