Glory Foods Salutes Community Volunteers

Voices of Vision Award Honors women from Georgia Region



    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.
 
 

SOURCE Glory Foods, Inc.

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