We Congratulate our Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winners and Points of Light Honoree

We know our volunteers do great things to advance our mission, but it was truly edifying to see the Office of the President of the United States and the Points of Light Foundation recognize some of our volunteers in a special way.

On September 9, Shannon Beathard was recognized as the daily Points of Light honoree, held up nationally as an example of extraordinary volunteerism and community engagement. We congratulate Shannon for receiving this wonderful distinction and invite you to read the brief article about Shannon and why she was recognized.

https://www.pointsoflight.org/awards/texan-serves-seniors-and-fights-food-insecurity-through-volunteerism/

Shannon Beathard in a familiar place, the assembly line for Senior Food Boxes

The following day, we recognized Shannon as a gold medal winner. This time the award came from the President, as Shannon was one of 15 individuals and seven organizations honored to receive Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, another form of national recognition.

We are so proud of the great spirit of these volunteers! What great examples during Hunger Action Month!

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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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