Chef Cesar Zapata
Cesar Zapata
Leadership Council Member

Chef Cesar Zapata is a No Kid Hungry champion living in Miami. Cesar came to know our work through South Florida's Taste of the Nation, a fundraising event he led as co-chair from 2017 to 2020. Cesar is a natural ally in the fight to end childhood hunger. As a kid, his family relied on SNAP and school meals to make ends meet.

"I was that kid that No Kid Hungry talks about," he shared with us. "My parents had two jobs to make sure that we had food. We still struggled, waking up and not being able to have breakfast."

In 2020, Cesar joined our Leadership Council, a group of passionate corporate, philanthropic, media, culinary and policy leaders that provide strategic guidance on the No Kid Hungry campaign. 

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