FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marilyn Blackledge, 601-973-7086, firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSISSIPPI FOOD NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2006 HUNGER’S HERO AWARD
Jackson, MS (December 12, 2006) - Each year the Mississippi Food Network recognizes an individual and/or company with the Hunger’s Hero Awards. The Hunger’s Hero Award is the highest honor of the Network and is presented in recognition of leadership in the Network’s effort to alleviate hunger in our State. This year the award was presented to KLLM Transport Services. Earlier in the year, KLLM donated a 53 foot refrigerated trailer to Mississippi Food Network to be used in the distribution of food across the State. Jim Richards, Chief Operating Officer of KLLM, accepted the award from Floyd Sulser, Chairman of the Mississippi Food Network Board.
KLLM, located in Richland, MS, provides transport of truckload freight to customers throughout the continental United States and Mexico and maintains a fleet of company-owned tractor/trailers and owner operators. For 40 years, KLLM has been transporting perishable commodities and dry haul cargo.
The Mississippi Food Network has been serving hungry Mississippians since 1984. Located in Jackson, they serve 74 counties through their 280 member agencies made up of 501c3 non-profit organizations and churches. The Mississippi Food Network distributes more than one million pounds of food and serves more than 70,000 people each month. Member agencies provide help through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers, alcohol and abuse centers and more. For more information visit our website at www.msfoodnet.org.