On October 8, 2014, The Food Bank will honor Winifred Hamilton, Ph.D., the Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools, at its 9th Annual Chefs’ Dinner to Fight Hunger. At the Dinner, which will be held at the Stamford Yacht Club, Dr. Hamilton will be presented with The Thomas Steel Award. This award is named after a youngster who, three years ago, sent a hand written note with a plastic bag full of pennies, dimes and quarters, which was written exactly as follows: “My name is Thomas, Thomas Steel. I give this mony to the poor people. It is my saveings. It is 8$.ε2.

The Thomas Steel Award represents a special spirit of generosity, unselfishness and caring.  Dr. Hamilton has demonstrated these admirable qualities in her support of The Food Bank.

One of Fairfield County’s most important charitable events, The 9th Annual Chefs’ Dinner to Fight Hunger is a fund-raiser that helps The Food Bank put food on the tables of the most vulnerable members of our community. Far too many of the unemployed, working poor and elderly are forced to make a painful choice of keeping a roof over their heads, taking required medication, or having enough food to sustain a healthy life and feed their families. This past year The Food Bank distributed more than 2.3 million pounds of food to local nonprofit agencies that feed individuals at risk for going hungry.

Please join us for The Food Bank’s premier fund raising event as we honor Dr. Winifred Hamilton and enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by some of Fairfield County’s most esteemed chefs. 

For additional information about the Chefs' Dinner, click here.

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