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-
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
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.
SOURCE Glory Foods, Inc.