Don Messick from Lakes Area Food Shelf in Nisswa/Pequot Lakes is the 2009 Hunger Action Award recipient. Don began working with Lakes Area Food Shelf in 1991. Since that time the food shelf has moved and grown under his dedicated leadership. Don’s career was in the grocery business and he transferred his skills to feeding hungry people in his retirement. Now age 89, Don continues as the key volunteer at Lakes Area Food Shelf. Congratulations and thanks to Donald Messick, Second Harvest North Central Food Bank Hunger Action Award Winner 2009.
Don Messick, 2009 Hunger Action Award winner with Lakes Area Food Shelf Board President Lou Timmerman and Second Harvest Operations Manager Justin Linnell. The award was given at the Second Harvest North Central Food Bank’s annual food shelf conference at the Blandin Foundation on September 11, 2009. The event was held in conjunction with Hunger Action Month.