Feeding 1st Responders one agency at a time.
We serve those who serve and protect us.
Hungry Heroes was founded with one mission: to serve first responders and military personnel as a thank you for the sacrifices they make serving us. Amanda Riggan founded Hungry Heroes after her community was grieving the loss of an officer killed in the line of duty. Amanda believed her community needed healing and she helped in one of the only ways she knew how…food.
To this day, Hungry Heroes continues to serve military and first responders all over the United States at events and gatherings.
Hungry Heroes was born out of tragedy and now continues our mission of serving BBQ with a “Thank You!”
Looking to support Hungry Heroes? By donating, volunteering, or spreading the word, you can help us keep our mission going.
We are always welcome the support of every individual in the communities we serve.
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"Met Amanda a few years ago when she became our FedEx delivery driver (lucky us!). She has that personality that just makes you like her immediately. Went to one of her first events and was hooked! The girl can smoke some good food. I have been to several events and witnessed her giving heart and determination to serve those who serve others. Police, fire, medic and military. Being the aunt of a military nephew, it touched me to see her head to a base and feed the masses. I try to purchase her hats and shirts so that I can promote the mission in my home town or wherever I may travel. People ask about Hungry Heroes and I love to tell the story of how it all began. Amanda and her family are hard working and I admire each of them. Not to mention, her mom makes the best slaw ever! A woman who truly "moves her feet"."
"Hungry Heroes has had a huge impact on me personally and professionally. We were the first shift Amanda fed, just after buying her first of 325 Traegers. I have known her for years and her and her family mean so much to me. It has been amazing seeing this grow into what it has."
"After the death of Det. Mike Doty and the wounding of three other officers in 2018, HH was formed and we were immediately notified by Amanda of her desire to feed us. It provided an opportunity for our grieving employees to gather for the single purpose of food and fellowship. HH has fed us on numerous occasions and is truly a blessing to us and our profession. God bless you Amanda and Hungry Heroes!" - York County Sheriff, Kevin Tolson
"You served post 433 American legion in Midland North Carolina tonight. I am honored that you served us on the day I was sworn in as post commander for the post. I can only hope to make a difference to our community remotely close to what you have done. We thank you and hope to support you as you have shown us."