Sunday, February 5, 2012

Extreme Thanks from the EMHE Food Team

With the EMHE build behind us, the Food Team had just one more thing to do: send thank you notes to as many of the restaurants, businesses, and individuals who supported us as we could gather names and addresses for. Food Team member Janet Testerman made 120 postcards. Becky Hancock & Rosa Mar donated postage.

We gathered at Latitude 35 to sign and address the cards. Here are Sam Maynard and Karen Kluge.

Vicki Baumgartner, Pamela Chips, and Becky Hancock.

Danni Varlan and Janet Testerman

Food Team members Andie Ray, Judith Foltz, and Rosa Mar were unable to join us. Some Food Tent Volunteers, including Sharon Spezia, Carl Loy, Cindy Gramals, Julia and Gary Bentley, and Georgiana Vines, joined us. Wish I'd been able to get one photo of everyone who dropped by--but here's a big group of them.

Those paper plates hold the awards I made for Food Team members-- reminding us of one of each person's unique contributions to the team. Chris Kahn was named "President of the Sam's and Walmart Fan Club" in recognition of her valiant (but unsuccessful) attempts to get donations from there.

Here are some Food Team members posing with their awards.

The paper plate awards were silly & fun, but at the end of the evening I was touched when I was presented with a signed & framed EMHE Volunteer Banner. We joked that I need to hang it in our "mud room."

Extreme thanks to all who donated and supported our efforts to feed everyone. And most of all, thanks, Food Team. You are the best ever. It was a pleasure working with all of you to feed the multitudes.

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