Honored with 2016 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award
I am thrilled to share the wonderful news that I will be honored among this year’s James Beard Leadership Award winners!
This is a particularly significant honor because of my respect for previous award winners and this year’s other honorees including Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Raj Patel, Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, and John Boyd, Jr. Check out the fantastic work of these fellow awardees from farmworker rights to hunger advocacy to rooting out inequality in the food system – see the full press release here. It’s such an honor to be recognized among them.
In the past few years—thanks in large part to our dedicated supporters and amazing team—we have been able to have even greater reach and I’m so pleased the Foundation is recognizing the work in this way. Sincere thanks to all those who have been a part of our growth and impact!