Fresno Woman to Receive Award for Fighting Hunger

May 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Fresno woman is being honored at the state capitol Wednesday for her relentless fight against hunger in the Valley.A Fresno woman is being honored at the state capitol Wednesday for her relentless fight against hunger in the Valley.

Wednesday morning, a bus load of 50 people headed to Sacramento for the ceremony and a rally to end hunger.

Bee Lee is the outreach coordinator for The Fresno Metro Ministry and today the California Hunger Action Coalition will give her an award for her dedication to the hunger problem in the Central Valley.

It's hard to forget the pictures of thousands of people from around the Valley standing in long lines to receive bags of food.

In the last several weeks people in Mendota, Firebaugh, and Orange Cove have stood in line for hours for these food giveaways. The California hunger coalition said Bee Lee works tirelessly with low income, immigrant families to educate them about healthy food choices and then giving them access to nutritional food.

50 people from the valley boarded buses Wednesday morning and headed to Sacramento where the California Hunger Action Coalition will present Lee with an award and the group will also meet with legislators to talk about their need for healthy food for their families.

There will also be a rally at the State Capitol from 10:30 to 11:30 to end hunger.

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