Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Humanitarian Award goes to Mother Earth Storehouse

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley will be awarding Mother Earth Storehouse the Cosimo DiBrizzi Humanitarian Award at its Annual Reception on Thursday May 7 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The awards event honors groups and individuals who have given extraordinary support to the Food Bank's mission to feed to the hungry in the Hudson Valley.

This is only the third time the Cosimo DiBrizzi Humanitarian Award has been given, in honor of Cosimo's Pizza Bistro the restaurateur. The founder and family patriarch was one of the first Food Bank's Advisory Board members and a generous supporter. His heirs continue Cosimo's legacy, supporting the Food Bank's goals through generous contributions.

Chris and Kevin Schneider [owners of Mother Earth Storehouse] will be accepting the curved crystal glass award for their customers' generous $25,000.00 donation this past January, 2009. The "Natural Food & Vitamin Centers" implemented a customer loyalty program via a "Rewards Plus Card" [which when the customer presents at purchase] 1% of their purchase gets donated to the Food Bank. Chris stressed that, "It's a collaborative effort of our customers and Mother Earth Storehouse, to help give back to the less fortunate in our community". All three stores are in the Hudson Valley including Kingston, Saugerties and Poughkeepsie.

In addition to presenting the Cosimo DiBrizzi Humanitarian Award, there will several other awards given to local volunteers and other exemplary individuals whom have given their time and energy to feeding the displaced families and their children in the Hudson Valley area.

For more information on how you can give needed resources to Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, please call (845) 534-5344.
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