These heroes are helping to end hunger one community at a time

CFTC’s Zero Hunger Heroes are young people in Canada and around the world who want everyone to have enough to eat, always. Every month from May to November we’ll be celebrating youth who take the lead in their communities by promoting food security and healthy futures for all.

Meet Your Zero Hunger Heroes


Jayla, Jaelie and Kaylie from Waywayseecappo First Nation learn against a green, wooden wall with the CFTC logo printed on it.
The Garden Girls
Waywayseecappo First Nation, MB

Jayla, Jaelie and Kaylie are taking care of Mother Earth.

Their Story
Tizita
15, Ethiopia

Tizita and her friends opened up a pastry shop at school with profits being used on initiatives that are helping more of their female classmates tp stay in school.

Tizita’s Story
Kalkidan
15, Ethiopia

Kalkidan believes the solution to hunger in her community is a good education and better paying jobs. She is determined to get both.

Kalkidan’s Story
Youth Champions
Eel Ground First Nation, NB

These Youth Champions from Eel Ground First Nation have helped create a healthier school and community.

Their Story
Brayan
17, Bolivia

Zero Hunger Hero Brayan educates his neighbours on growing food at home

Brayan’s Story
Rebecca
12, Uganda

Zero Hunger Hero Rebecca wants her community to be healthy, and that starts with tackling malnutrition

Rebecca’s Story

Why Zero Hunger Heroes?

Zero Hunger Heroes are part of the global movement to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty by the year 2030. Each of us can help achieve Goal 2: Zero Hunger by being active in our own communities.

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Be a Zero Hunger Hero

Are you or someone you know a Zero Hunger Hero in your own community? We want to hear from you! Tag us on social media (hashtag #ZeroHungerHeroes) or share below for a chance to be featured!

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