Feeding America is frequently recognized for innovation and excellence in a number of operational categories. Recent awards include:

2009 - Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute "Freedom From Want" medal for Vicki Escarra and Feeding America.

2009 - PR News Nonprofit PR Awards 2009 winner in category of Corporate/Nonprofit Partnerships for: Feeding America - Pound for Pound Challenge in partnership with Biggest Loser, General Mills and Subway

2009 - James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award

2007 - Convio Innovator Award - Best online fundraising campaign or program

2007 – Technology Leadership Award

2007 – PRWeek Awards 2007 Finalist: Nonprofit PR Team of The Year – National Office Communication Team

2006 – MarCom Creative Awards: Platnum Award – 2005 Annual Report; Gold Award – Overview Brochure

2006 – PR News Finalist: External Publication of the Year Award - The Almanac of Hunger and Poverty in America 2006

2006 - The Tech Museum Awards 2006 Tech Award Laureate

2005 - Robert Forney, President and CEO of America's Second Harvest — The Nation's Food Bank Network, Recipient of Bon Appetit's American Food and Entertaining Award 2005

2003 - Alford-Alexson Award non-profit excellence -  Honorable Mention

2003 - S. USA Community Service Award

2001 - JP Morgan Chase Health Award - 2001 Finalist