Do You Know a “Hunger Hero??”

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The Food Bank for Westchester is calling for nominations for the 2011 Hunger Hero Awards — dedicated individuals, groups, programs and/or agencies who have made exceptional efforts in fighting hunger in their Westchester community this year. The winners will be honored at the Hunger Heroes Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 8:00 am at the Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown.

The press release, with information about nominating someone, after the jump:

The Hunger Hero Award categories are:

· Service Provider Award: To recognize an agency/program that has provided outstanding hunger-relief service to its community.

· Volunteer Award: To recognize an individual volunteer or group of volunteers who have provided outstanding service in helping to alleviate hunger in the community.

· Donor Award: To recognize the generosity of a donor (an individual or corporation) in the fight against hunger in Westchester County. The individual, group, program and/or agency does not have to be affiliated with the Food Bank for Westchester or with Feeding America to qualify.

Do not miss this opportunity to recognize those who deserve accolades for their efforts in fighting hunger. Nomination forms are available on the Food Bank for Westchester website  — www.foodbankforwestchester.org  or by contacting FBW by telephone (914) 923-1100 or email: katy.coppinger@foodbankforwestchester.org. Nominations are due by April 5, 2011

The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 358 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY 10546.

About the Food Bank for Westchester: Food Bank for Westchester, one of eight food banks in New York State, acquires, warehouses and distributes more than six million pounds of food annually to over 200 front-line hunger-relief organizations, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care and residential programs. Its mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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