Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Highlights from the 2010 Mayor's End Hunger Awards

Last month, over 140 representatives from food banks and meal programs across the city gathered together to share a meal and honor those who have made an extraordinary commitment to alleviating hunger in our community. Mayor Michael McGinn presented awards to six community heroes.

We present to you this year's Mayor's End Hunger Award Recipients!

Eliana Madwed, OPERATION: Sack Lunch
Community Volunteer (Meal Program)
Eliana collected donations for OSL instead of presents for her 13th birthday.

Rachael Bigham, Ballard Food Bank
Community Volunteer (Food Bank)
Rachael contributed original works of art to the Ballard Food Bank and North Helpline's new facilities.

Unified Grocers, Inc.
Community Leader (Food Bank)
United Grocers, Inc. has donated over 2 million pounds of food to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.
Brian Allen, ATS Automation
Community Leader (Meal Program)
Brian is a leader in the corporate community advocating for healthful meals for food insecure populations.
Sam Osborne, Rainier Valley Food Bank
Outstanding Program or Staff Member (Food Bank)
Having worked in the emergency food world for over 12 years, Sam is continually looking to strengthen current partnerships and create new ones.

Sharon Poole, Noel House Programs
Outstanding Program or Staff Member (Meal Program)
Sharon has worked tirelessly to reach out to local businesses and community members to involve them in the fight against hunger by creating committed donor partnerships.

2010 Mayor's End Hunger Awards


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