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Second Harvest Heartland Honors Hunger Hero David Nasby
Date:5/1/2009

Inaugural Director's Award presented at 2009 Dish benefit

SAINT PAUL, Minn., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, has honored David Nasby, former vice president of the General Mills Foundation and founder of the nation's first food bank network, with its inaugural Hunger Heroes Director's Award. The award recognizes outstanding individual contributions to hunger relief.

"I am humbled to receive this award. I accept it gratefully and in honor of all those who continue to struggle to feed themselves and their families," said Nasby. "Much has been accomplished in the fight to end hunger in the past 25 years, but much is yet to be done. I hope that by calling attention to my efforts through this award, others will be inspired to join this fight so that we might all see an end to hunger in our lifetime."

The first-ever Hunger Heroes Director's Award was presented during Second Harvest Heartland's annual Dish benefit gala, which was held on Thursday, April 30 at the Hilton Minneapolis and which, this year, raised $366,900 to help end hunger in the Heartland. Ellen Luger, current vice president and director of the General Mills Foundation, introduced Nasby, and Rob Zeaske, executive director of Second Harvest Heartland, presented him with the award. General Mills, a long-time supporter of hunger relief efforts nationwide and an ongoing and dedicated partner of Second Harvest Heartland, sponsored the evening's benefit gala.

"Without question, the hunger relief system both in Minnesota and nationwide would not be what it is today were it not for the ingenuity, compassion, hard work, and humanity of David Nasby. Second Harvest Heartland is deeply grateful for the hope that David's efforts have instilled in others," said Zeaske. "It is an honor to recognize David with Second Harvest Heartland's inaugural Hunger Heroes Director's
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