Tallahassee, Florida (Press Release)-
On Friday, September 24, 2010, distinguished local officials and dignitaries will be partnering with America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend food bank for a unique opportunity to take action during September, Hunger Action Month. From 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., “Celebrity
Sorters” will help food bank staff to not only prepare food for distribution, but also share ASHBB’s mission with the public and gather additional support for the challenges ahead.
“The U.S. Census Bureau released findings this month that one in seven Americans is living in poverty, and one in five children. This speaks to the need for us - at Second Harvest and as a community - to continue to work to ensure that the basic need for food
is being met” states Cheryl Phoenix, Executive Director for America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend.
“Celebrity Sorters” will be packing family bags of food for 180 children and their family members through the Back Pack Program, which provides food for disadvantaged children and their families on Fridays, to ensure that they have at least one meal during the weekend.
Among the confirmed guests for the 2nd Annual Celebrity Sorters Day will be:
o Tallahassee City Commissioner Andrew Gillum
o Interim President of TCC, Dr. Barbara Sloan
o Leon County Property Appraiser Bert Hartsfield
o Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey
o Leon County Sheriff Department’s Capt. Brent Coughlin and Sgt. James
o Jack Campbell from the State Attorney’s Office
o David Hendry and Captain Sapp with Tallahassee Police Department
o Dr. Merlin Langley, Chair of FAMU School of Social Work
o Stu Bevis, Vice President of Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce