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CWS Honors Foods Resource Bank

Foods Resource Bank is a long-time partner and supporter of CWS development programs. As such, the CWS Board of Directors chose to honor FRB at its April meeting in northern Virginia. Here is an excerpt from the remarks of CWS Board of Directors Chair, Dr. Earl Trent:

“In recognition of its significant contributions to the mission of CWS; 

05/08/2015 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

FRB’s Bev Abma nominated for World Food Prize

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Bev Abma, FRB’s longtime Executive Director of Overseas Programming, got a big surprise at her August 10, 2013 retirement celebration in Byron Center MI.  Foods Resource Bank had nominated her for the prestigious World Food Prize (WFP) for 2013, in the areas of nutrition, rural development, social organization, and poverty elimination.  The prize is awarded each year to persons who become role models for advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Doesn’t that fit Bev Abma to a T?

11/13/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Longtime FRB volunteer receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

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Norm Braksick of the Kalamazoo/Portage MI office of Foods Resource Bank (FRB) recently received President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for Lifetime Achievement, in recognition of his many years of volunteer service, not only to FRB but to other organizations and causes. 

A minimum of 4000 hours of volunteering over a lifetime is required to obtain this award, and Norm has far surpassed that figure at FRB alone as volunteer Executive Director of Foods Resource Bank from 2000-2005, and volunteer Regional Development Staff from 2005 to the present.

11/06/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Norm Braksick Receives MI Rotary Award

Norm Braksick, shown in this photo from 2004, worked for 30 years at The Upjohn Co. and was president of the Asgrow Seed Co. before retiring in 1997. In late 1998, he agreed to help form the Foods Resource Bank, a nonprofit international organization involving faith, agriculture and world hunger.

The Portage Rotary Club honored retired corporate executive and ongoing volunteer services leader Norman Braksick with its 22nd Annual Community Service Award last Wednesday.

04/19/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More
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