Foodbank honors Smithfield’s Hayes

Published 6:10 pm Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has honored a Smithfield resident with one of its Pillars of Promise awards.

Candy Hayes, a twice-weekly volunteer, maintains a constant presence on social media, educating her followers on food insecurity, participating in Hunger Heroes or attending Women Ending Hunger activities.

The Pillars of Promise awards are presented to those who “have demonstrated an exceptional level of dedication in support of the four pillars of the Foodbank’s Strategic Plan, representing how the organization is fulfilling its mission to lead the effort to end hunger in our community: Lead, Feed, Strengthen, and Transform,” the organization said in a news release.

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Hayes was honored in the Lead category.

The award was presented during the fourth annual Hunger Summit on Sept. 22.