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Annual ‘Feeding the Soul of the City’ March 22

Award winners Greg Ernst, Food Bank SNAP Outreach and HHS to be honored

LINCOLN (MTKO/SNR) - The 2018 “Compassion in Action” award recipients will be honored at Matt Talbot’s 13th annual “Feeding the Soul of the City” dinner and fundraising event at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel March 22. 

The public is invited to attend and support Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach.

The individual Compassion in Action award will be presented to Greg Ernst, immediate past board president. Greg has served on the board for seven years, is a long-time donor and active committee member, and led the Bold Hope Building expansion.

Executive director Suzanne Blue said Ernst’s service to Matt Talbot “embodies humility, compassion and a fun-loving spirit.”

The collaboration Compassion in Action award will be presented to the Food Bank SNAP Outreach Program and the Department of Health and Human Services-Children & Family Services Division.  The groups work collaboratively at the Matt Talbot facility to assist hundreds of individuals to receive SNAP (food stamps) benefits and other services. This partnership promotes help, hope and compassion and creates effective and efficient outreach to better serve guests. 

Feeding the Soul of the City starts at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction. The dinner and program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Reservations may be purchased at MTKO.org.

“We are so excited to host this special dinner and program each year. It is a wonderful celebration of compassion, community and collaboration,” said Blue.

Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is a hunger relief and outreach center for those in need.  Annually Matt Talbot provides over 100,000 nutritious meals to the hungry in Lincoln and more than 35,000 homeless prevention services such as housing, drug and alcohol evaluations, life skills classes, nutrition counseling, and help with obtaining identification documents.

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