Changing the Equation

Each year the Eos Foundation recognizes a small number of innovators for their sustained and significant efforts to measurably “change the equation” on the affordability of healthful food for low-income individuals. Recipients receive a one-time unrestricted $25,000 award. By recognizing these leaders, Eos seeks to inspire others to take action to change the equation on the affordability of healthful food in their communities.

The affordability of healthful food is a complex structural issue in our country that often goes unaddressed in the discourse of contemporary public debate. It is at the heart of the public conversation on hunger and food insecurity which lead to poor nutrition and its effects, including alarming rates of obesity and preventable chronic disease in our country, particularly among low-income individuals.

2015 Changing the Equation Award Recipients

Dr. Deborah Frank, Founder and Principal Investigator of Children’s HealthWatch and a recently appointed member of the National Commission on Hunger
Laura Benavidez and Melissa Infusino, Interim Co-Director of Food Services for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Executive Director of the LA Fund for Public Education for the landmark collaboration to expand universal free, breakfast in the classroom across LAUSD’s 600+ schools over a period of three years

2014 Changing the Equation Award Recipients

Patricia Baker, Senior Analyst, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Tony Geraci, Director of Nutrition Services, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN

2013 Changing the Equation Award Recipients

Doug Rauch, Founder, Urban Food Initiative, dba Daily Table
Glynn Lloyd,  Co-Founder, City Growers
Gus Schumacher, Executive Vice President of Policy, Wholesome Wave
Maura O’Malley, Director, Thomas E. Carroll Food &┬áNutrition Center, Bridgeport, CT