Varga Garland to Receive Emerson National Hunger Fellow Award

Varga Garland, Ph.D., Director of the Community Food Bank’s Community Food Security Center will receive the Bill Emerson Leadership Award: Field Supervisor of the Year in July 2008.  This award is in recognition of Garland’s outstanding work in the anti-hunger community, innovative leadership in the field and excellent mentoring of Emerson fellows over the past several years.

Garland will be presented the award and recognized for her work on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows program is a year-long leadership development program that trains emerging leaders in the fight against hunger in the U.S. The Bill Emerson Fellows are a living tribute to the late Congressman Bill Emerson, who devoted his energies to assisting the poor. The Emerson award is a program of the Congressional Hunger Center, a non-profit, bipartisan anti-hunger training organization founded by former Congressman Tony Hall and is located in Washington, D.C.

“Dr. Garland’s work toward food security in our community will now receive national attention,” said William Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO. “Gone are the days when merely providing a box of food is effective in the fight against hunger.”

For more information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215