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Recognition Ceremony

Recognition Ceremony

Thank you for an incredible 2023 Harvest for Hunger Campaign!


Annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign: Provided Enough for Over 29 Million Meals

On June 8th, 2023 Harvest for Hunger Co-Chairs Pat Pastore, PNC Cleveland, and Vanessa Whiting, A.E.S. Management Corp. dba Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, thanked donors for their contributions to this year’s Harvest for Hunger community-wide food and funds drive at the recognition event.

Kristin Warzocha, Food Bank President & CEO, and Mayor Justin Bibb also spoke at the event to thank supporters. The campaign set a new record, collecting over $9.77 million and thousands of pounds of food to provide 29.4 million nutritious meals for local hunger relief organizations.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

The Bag of Hope Award, which is given to organizations that have 200 or more employees, was presented to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Edmond V. Worley Award, named after the first executive director of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is given to organizations with less than 200 employees and was presented to Onyx Creative.

The Outstanding Teamwork Award, a special award recognizing companies who have truly gone above & beyond, goes to Giant Eagle.

The Rory Borgio Award is presented to a remarkable school that is working to improve its community. This year’s award goes to Birchwood School, which has been participating in Harvest for Hunger for ten years!

The Student Leadership Award is given to a remarkable young individual who is working to help improve their community. This year’s recipient is Ashley Workman from Baldwin Wallace

The Coordinator of the Year award is presented to workplace campaign coordinators who go above and beyond. This year's awards are presented to McKenzie Hart & Brianne Repasy from Lubrizol.

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