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Sept. 23, 2008
FOOD LIFELINE HONORS ENDING HUNGER AWARD RECIPIENTS AT ANNUAL BAG HUNGER LUNCHEON AND AUCTIONFood Lifeline, Washington’s largest hunger relief organization, honored the recipients of the 2008 Ending Hunger Awards at its 11th annual Bag Hunger Luncheon and Auction on Thursday, September 18 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle. The event was hosted by KOMO-TV Reporter Elisa Jaffe and included a keynote address by Seattle restaurateur, celebrity chef and Food Lifeline Board Member Tom Douglas.
Ending Hunger Awards went to the following individuals/companies:
• Outstanding Volunteer Award - Bob and Mary Hayward
• Outstanding Individual Award - Jimm Brown, Community Relations Director, KOMO 4 News
• Outstanding Foundation Donor Award - Lucky 7 Foundation
• Raising Hunger Awareness Award - The Food Frenzy Committee
o Charlene Bruns - Heller Ehrman LLP
o George T. Cowan - Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara, LLP
o Wendy S. Moullet - The Nathanson Group, PLLC
o Patricia Roberts-Bloom - Reed, Longyear, Malnati , Ahrens & West, PLLC
o Sara Wilson - Grant Thornton LLP
• Special Appreciation Award - King County Councilmembers Bob Ferguson and Larry Phillips
The Ending Hunger Awards are presented to individuals and companies that have made an effort to go above and beyond their traditional role to support Food Lifeline’s mission to end hunger. Awarded since 1998, the Ending Hunger Awards were presented for the first time exclusively at Bag Hunger. Among the recipients were Councilmembers Bob Ferguson and Larry Phillips, who, after Food Lifeline had been cut from the federal funding during a time when its work in King County was increasing, were instrumental in the inclusion of an additional $100,000 for Food Lifeline in the 2009 County budget.
"This Special Recognition Award inspires me to continue working with Food Lifeline to bring special attention to the issue of hunger in Western Washington," said King County Councilmember Larry Phillips. "With food prices rising and working families falling further behind, we as a community must pull together and work harder than ever before to bring nutritious meals to the hungry."
“As a former director of an emergency services office, I know that Food Lifeline provides critical support for individuals in our region,” said King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson, who as chair of the council’s Operating Budget Committee has been instrumental in securing funding for Food Lifeline to continue serving King County residents. “Assisting organizations such as Food Lifeline is one of my top priorities and it is a tremendous honor to receive this award.”