Bryan Voltaggio presents O'Malley with humanitarian award

October 17, 2011|By Richard Gorelick | The Baltimore Sun

Bryan Voltaggio presented Governor Martin O'Malley with Share Our Strength's 2011 Humanitarian of the Year Award on Sunday for his leadership in working to end childhood hunger in Maryland at a ceremony before more than 500 national and state anti-hunger advocates, government leaders, corporate partners, chefs and restaurateurs on Sunday in Baltimore.

The presentation was made at as part an annual conference being held in Baltimore by Share Our Strength, a national non-profit working to end childhood hunger. 

"With so many of the country's leading anti-hunger advocates in the audience, it's a particular honor to be presented this award for our work in Maryland," said Gov. O'Malley at the awards ceremony. "Together, with Share Our Strength and the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland, we can and will continue the fight to end childhood hunger in our state and serve as a model for efforts across the nation."

In 2008,  O'Malley became the first governor to announce a commitment to ending childhood hunger and established a partnership with Share Our Strength.

"I've been a proud supporter of Share Our Strength for many years and am especially honored to be presenting this award to Gov. O'Malley for his commitment to end childhood hunger in my home state of Maryland," said Bryan Voltaggio.

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