The Illinois Hunger Coalition Announces Paul Simon Public Service Award Recipients


 

The Illinois Hunger Coalition Announces Paul Simon Public Service Award Recipients

Chicago -- The Illinois Hunger Coalition announced that they will be presenting the Paul Simon Public Service Award to Representative Nikki Budzinski (US Congress - Illinois 13th), Representative Jonathan Jackson (US Congress - Illinois 1st), Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (US Congress - Illinois 8th), Dr. Jack Raba, State Senator Mike Simmons (Illinois State Senate, District 7) and State Senator Karina Villa (Illinois State Senate, District 25) at 18th Annual award dinner on Oct. 5.  

Diane Doherty, Executive Director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition said, “On the 35th Anniversary of the founding of the Illinois Hunger Coalition and the 18th Annual Paul Simon Public Service Award, we fondly remember Senator Simon's example and his words, which challenge us to search harder for ways to eliminate hunger and poverty in this country. We remember him for his lifelong focus on social justice especially for hungry and low-income individuals who are often ignored. Senator Simon was committed to the Illinois Hunger Coalition and our effort to honor public servants like him. This year’s honorees follow in his footsteps.”

Sheila Simon, State Senator Mattie Hunter and State Senator Dave Koehler will head up the Honorary Committee for the evening.

The 18th Annual Paul Simon Public Service Award Dinner to benefit The Illinois Hunger Coalition will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, 1076 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 For ticket information please call 312-629-9580 or email ilhungercoalition@gmail.com

IHC works to end racial, economic, and social disparities. IHC works to end hunger.

The IHC provides communities across the state with the tools and resources to end hunger with expansions and improvements to federal nutrition and health programs. IHC works with federal, state and local entities to craft programs and services that are relevant to communities to ensure that healthy, affordable, and culturally relevant food, health care, and other basic needs are available to every individual in a respectful and dignified way.

Illinois Hunger Coalition is a designated 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization by the IRS. Donations to the Illinois Hunger Coalition are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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