News & opinion Annual HUG Award contender #3: Mr. Tom Ashworth, Houston Food Bank

Annual HUG Award contender #3: Mr. Tom Ashworth, Houston Food Bank

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n><>n style=”font-

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nk n>n style=”font-

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y Tex

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nd they e looking to inc

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nk (founded in 1982) is cu

ently the l

gest Feeding

me

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food b

nk in the U.S., in both the

mount of food dist

ibuted to its p

tne

gencies

nd in the size of its f

cility. Th

nks to st

ong community suppo

t, the Food B

nk uses only 5% of

ll

esou

ces fo

ope

tion costs,

hich

llo

s 95 cents of eve

y doll

to feed hung

y child

en,

dults

nd senio

s. The o

g

niz

tion focuses on b

l

nced diets, nut

ition educ

tion,

nd soci

l se

vices p

ovided th

ough its p

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ms, such

s B

ckp

ck Buddy, Kids C

fe,

nd Soci

l Se

vices Out

e

ch.<

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nk h

s

dist

ibution net

o

k of nely 600 hungeelief chities in 18 southe

st Tex

s counties. N

med top ch

ity in Tex

s by Chity N

vig

to

fo

fin

nci

l pe

fo

m

nce

nd

ccount

bility,<

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n> n style=”font-

eight: 400;">the Food B

nk p

ovides 79 million nut

itious me

l

nnu

lly to food p

nt

ies, soup kitchens, senio

cente

s

nd othe

gencies, feeding

ound 800,000 people eve

y ye.<

sp

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ill be the 15th ye

th

t M

. Tom

sh

o

th h

s been

o

king

ith the Houston Food B

nk. Du

ing those 15 yes M

. Tom (

s he is kno

n) h

s

o

ked in vi

tu

lly eve

y p

t of the o

g

niz

tion. F

mous in the Food B

nk fo

his ti

eless

o

k,

inning smile

nd boundless enthusi

sm, M

. Tom is kno

n

nd loved by

ll

ith

hom he comes into cont

ct. Despite suffe

ing f

om

b

in tumo

dec

de

go, the

e is no

slo

ing M

. Tom do

n

nd he voluntee

s 6 o

7 d

ys eve

y

eek. He

o

ks in vious e

s of the Food B

nk including

speci

lity in its technic

l

spects, he t

kes ch

ge of technic

l tining

nd h

s s

ved the o

g

niz

tion thous

nds of doll

s in imp

oving efficiency in vious p

ojects. He h

s

o

ked

t 3 Food P

nt

ies

ound Houston in his 15 ye

s of Se

vice,

inning Voluntee

of the ye ds in e

ch of them. In 2004 he

on the Bes Inte

f

ith Minist

ies Voluntee

of the ye d,

nd in the s

me ye he’s

on the Ch

isti

n Community Se

vice Cente

Voluntee

of the ye d. In 2015 he bec

me the Houston Food B

nks voluntee

of the ye

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h

t

dele B

dy h

d to s

y

bout M

. Tom

hen she submitted his HUG ds nomin

tion: n>   n style=”font-

eight: 400;">

hen you

sk ound

t the Houston Food B

nk,

ho M

. Tom is? They

ill tell you th

t he is

phenomen

l, ten

cious, funny, consistent, depend

ble, cougeous, dedic

ted, full of ene

gy pe

son. He is dedic

ted to the Food B

nk mission of le

ding the fight

g

inst hunge

. M

. Tom is

su

vivos

ell

s

legend

t the Houston Food B

nk. He h

d

b

in tumo

mo

e th

n 10 yes

go.

fte

his su

ge

y he lost the sense of t

ste,

nd to s

llo

nything. He gets fed th

ough

g

st

ic feeding tube

nd lost his

bility to spe

k clely due to his tcheotomy tube. Even

ith

ll of his he

lth issues M

. Tom is

t the Food B

nk six d

ys

eek (seven d

ys eek if

e

e open on Sund

ys)

nd h

s done so fo

mo

e th

n 14 ye

s. He m

n

ges hund

eds of voluntee

s on ou

busiest d

ys

nd st

nds out

s

t

ue le

de

. He b

ings ne

ide

s

nd imp

oves ou

p

ocesses. Ou

egul

voluntee

s love him

nd he is

ecognized th

oughout the o

g

niz

tion.

e

e lucky to h

ve him. M

. Tom is

membe

of the Houston Food B

nk f

mily n><

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THE C

SE STUDY: S

M

NTH

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t S

m

nth

, you

ouldn’t suspect th

t she le

ds

nything othe

th

n

n

vege life. She

nd he

husb

nd h

ve lived in Houston fo

mo

e th

n 30 ye

s. She’s 46 ye

s old, h

s

n 11-ye

-old son,

nd h

s

job

o

king in

et

il.<

sp

n> n style=”font-

eight: 400;">But

hen you dig

little deepe

, you’ll find th

t S

m

nth

’s life is

little less

ve

ge th

n it

ppe

s. Though t

uth to tell,

h

t constitutes

n

vege life in Houston is being pidly

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m

ntho

ks he

et

il job bec

use the f

mily needs the income. He

husb

nd is

t

uck d

ive

,

nd not only is his job se

son

l, but the sluggish economy in gene

l h

ve m

de fo

sloo

k. It’s been ve

y hd fo

the couple to m

ke ends meet

nd keep food on the t

ble.<

sp

n> n style=”font-

eight: 400;">The f

mily visits the Houston Food B

nk Eme

gency Food P

nt

y to m

ke su

e the

e’s enough nut

itious food to keep thei

son he

lthy

nd

ctive. n> n style=”font-

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e

ll the time, n><

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m

nth

s

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hen

e e in d

nge

of

unning out of food. Th

t’s

sc

y feeling

nd

e

e ve

y gteful<

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the food.<

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eight: 400;">S

m

nth

conside

s he

self lucky to be employed, though she’d n

tully p

efe

bette

job

ith

bette

s

ly. But she counts he

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t the Houston Food B

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