ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Giving back to the community has been a guiding principle of Glory Foods, Inc. since it was founded in 1992. This spring, the Columbus, Ohio-based company which specializes in convenient Southern-style food products will introduce its first in a series of Glory Foods Voices of Vision Lunch Breaks award luncheons honoring women who have made significant contributions to their community through volunteer work, and civic responsibilities. Atlanta is the first stop of a southeast tour that will include Florida, Tennessee, North & South Carolina and Virginia. Six women will be honored from Georgia in categories ranging from the arts to youth advocacy. Developed in cooperation with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) the Voices of Vision award luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 12, 1998, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Women's Club, located at 1150 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emeritus/Chair of the Board of NCNW will travel to Atlanta to attend the kick- off luncheon. Honorees scheduled to receive the Voices of Vision Award are: Karen Williams, Director, Ellis-Chambers Gallery, (Arts & Culture); Deborah Fountaine, AIDS Atlanta and Founder/Director, Learn to Love to Live, (Community Service); Cora Johnson, Treutlen County Community Sewing Center, (Business/Industry); Beverly Shepard, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (Media); Temi Tope Aiyejorun, Dekalb County Youth Council, American Red Cross, (Youth Advocacy); and Jessie Dill, Capitol View Garden Club (Grocery and Agriculture). Presenters at the event represent a cross section of Atlanta's business, civic and arts community: Stephanie Davis, Executive Director, Atlanta Women's Fund; Carol Mitchell-Leon, Director of Theater, Clark Atlanta University; Xernona Clayton, Corporate Consultant/Executive Producer, Trumpet Awards; Rev. Susan Newman, Executive Director, Georgians for Children; Donna Lynes-Miller, Vice President, Strategic Product Management, America's Favorite Chicken (AFC Enterprises) and Rita Owens, Public Relations Manager, Publix Supermarkets, Inc. The Mistress of Ceremonies for the luncheon will be Amanda Davis, Emmy-award winning co-anchor for Fox 5 Eyewitness News. A special video presentation highlighting each honoree is being produced and directed by Beverly Poitier-Henderson of Cat Island Productions. "Voices of Vision represents a tremendous opportunity for Glory Foods to salute the achievements of women who are helping to make a difference in our communities," said Iris Cooper, co-founder Glory Foods, Inc. "Our support of NCNW and the work it does in promoting economic, social and political empowerment of all women speaks to our commitment to invest in, and support organizations that strive to make a difference in society. Voices of Vision is an outgrowth of that commitment." Founded in 1992, Glory Foods, Inc. distributes its Southern-style pre- seasoned canned vegetables and condiments to over 6,000 supermarkets in 28 states. The company will introduce its new line of frozen entrees and sides dishes under the brand name, Glory Foods Southern Selections at a invitation only reception, Wednesday evening, 6-8 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. Five hundred guests are expected to attend the reception. For more information, please contact Angela Smith at 770-987-8196.
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