I found Pam Koner, a couple years ago, when I was researching people addressing hunger in America. I read about her work starting Family-to-Family and how an article in the New York Times inspired her to create change by introducing families with resources to families with need. The most inspiring piece is that Pam believes these families should get to know each other by writing letters, and that in communicating further understanding around poverty, and also wealth, could take place. Pam was also a 2009 CNN Hero Award Nominee…hear her story here.
Pam and I worked together on introducing Family-to-Family to other folks in the American hunger movement after I had attended a workshop at SXSW in 2010 called the Cause Lab. Family-to-Family was recognized as an Honorable Mention for Best Idea to end hunger with We Can End This. It was a pleasure working with her - she is a leader with a very unique and compassionate perspective.
So take a moment and VOTE as Pam Koner and Family-to-Family are semifinalists for the Energizer 2011 Hall of Fame award.
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