Former Board Member Honored for His Shining Example

Today, we had the privilege of honoring a former board member Norris Hardy for his dedicated service to the Food Bank, particularly during its formative years.

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 by 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!

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The mission of the Texas WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.

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Did you know that a $10 donation can help provide up to 40 meals for desperate people in your community? Rest assured, that every penny of your donation will be stretched to it’s maximum effect. By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

Your gift goes a long, long way!

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