Sometimes awards can be overblown... but this one's special.

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On August 11, 2017, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank held its annual Recognition and Awards Banquet at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. The banquet is a special time to recognize the hard work of the hundreds of feeding programs that distribute food sourced from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

This year, thanks to the hard work of our leadership and volunteers, BNOC was awarded the Bag of Hope Agency of the Year Award. This is the second time we have received this award, the first being in 2010. The award holds special weight because, as mentioned, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank works with hundreds of feeding programs. So to be recognized by them as the Bag of Hope Agency of the Year tells us we must be doing something right. We would be remiss if we didn't thank our leadership, donors, and volunteers who helped BNOC earn this recognition.

Pictured above (from left to right): Kristen Warzocha (President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Food Bank); Carol Hoeflich (Food Pantry Manager, BNOC); Matt Merendino (President, BNOC); Jessica Morgan (Director of Agency Services, Greater Cleveland Food Bank)