Hungry Heroes

We serve those who serve

& Protect Us.

Hungry Heroes is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), with the mission to serve first responders, military, and veterans and show gratitude for their services through BBQ. Amanda Riggan founded Hungry Heroes in response to the tragic loss of an officer killed in the line of duty. Amanda believed that her community needed healing in the face of this loss, and what better way than to gather together and share a meal? Hungry Heroes has expanded to other communities throughout the United States who may be suffering loss or just want to show their appreciation to local first-responders and military personnel. 

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Born from the ashes of a tragedy

Bringing hope through smoke & Sauce

Amanda Riggan’s passion for serving others has been at the core of who she is her entire life. Whether it be on a ball field coaching, as a caregiver on the board of disabilities, or working in the dementia unit at an assisted living center in her local community, Amanda has always had a huge heart for those in need.

In 2013, she had a major life event in rededicating her faith in Christ and actively began seeking out opportunities to serve others at a larger scale, both state-side and internationally. And in 2018, on a routine route driving for a shipping carrier, Amanda had an incredible conversation with a person in need that sparked not only a viral sensation but a deeply inspirational message to hundreds of thousands of people nationwide.

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From the Carolinas to Tenneesee, from Florida to Texas, and Utah; thank you to all of our first-responders, veterans, and active military for your service and commitment. If we haven’t made it to your city or state yet, please reach out to us to see if we’ll be in your neck of the woods.

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“I had the pleasure of meeting Amanda and the group from Hungry Hero’s several years ago.  You rarely encounter a group that you feel like you have known a lifetime only after one meeting.  That’s the feeling you get with everyone from Hungry Hero’s!  The heart and soul they put into showing appreciation to emergency services personnel and our troops is an amazing thing to see!  Amanda, Steve, and Deborah are the true heroes here.  There is no way I could explain just how blessed I have been to get to know them and call them family!”

T. Melton 
Chief – NREMT

“Amanda Riggan turned a tragedy into something good. Experiencing the loss of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty in York County, Amanda, and her family felt called to serve her community of first responders.  Through her hard work, Hungry Heroes has expanded to serve thousands of public safety first responders throughout the United States, directly showing appreciation for the sacrifices made by them every day.

Max Dorsey, II
Chester County Sheriff

“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!” 

Kevin Tolson
York County Sheriff

“Working in the EMS field for 35 years, there are times that the community honestly does not understand what these men and women face each day. Amanda and the Hungry Heroes Team have stepped up time and time again to make sure these first responders are appreciated. It is more than a great meal; it brings the community together in ways to share the love for our first responders. Having witnessed this firsthand, it is truly a blessing.”

Robert D. White, MBA, NRP
Executive Director
National Alliance on Mental Illness Piedmont Tri-County (NAMI PTC) 

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P.O. Box 773
Rock Hill, SC 29731

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