Professionally, Mr. Hardy operated a trucking service that supported the movement of mail, leading him to be instrumental in helping the local branches of the US Postal Service engage in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive conducted b…y the National Association of Letter Carriers on the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
Personally, Mr. Hardy invested plenty of sweat equity in the conversion of the Schott’s Bakery building into the complex that is now the Southeast Texas Food Bank. Mr. Hardy and other board members from that start up era recall him frequently climbing onto the roof to help improve the facility and preserve it from leaks, as well as engaging in many other fix-it tasks.
Though Mr. Hardy’s board service ended more than a decade ago, that kind of dedication continues to impact the hungry in Southeast Texas to the present.
Thank you Mr. Hardy for being an example of hunger advocacy to all of us!