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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Virginia Sampson and Beverly Howard Awards

Even though we were unable to gather for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for the second year in a row, we still wanted to recognize the winners of our 2020 and 2021 Outstanding Volunteer Awards – so we took the awards ceremony on the road!

Congratulations to our 2020 and 2021 Virginia Sampson Award Winners for the most outstanding work, concern and effort in alleviating hunger in Mecklenburg Co.


Warehouse Volunteers Mick and Shirley Cook


and Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte Pantry Coordinator, Lynn Lewis!


Congratulations to our 2020 and 2021 Beverly Howard Award winners for compassionate, heartfelt and dedicated service to the hungry.


Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Pantry Coordinator Sarah Lofton


and Eastern Hills Baptist Church Pantry Coordinator Linda Jones!

These extraordinary hunger fighters gave countless hours to make sure that we were there for hungry neighbors throughout the pandemic. From packing boxes in our warehouse to distributing those boxes at our mobile pantries – in stifling heat, pouring rain or freezing temperatures – you could always count on these dedicated volunteers and their teams to show up and get to work.

THANK YOU Mick, Shirley, Lynn, Sarah and Linda for your dedication, commitment and passion to fight hunger in our community We are so grateful!!