Bread For The World Volunteer Receives McGovern South Dakota Hunger Ambassador Award

Cathy Brechtelsbauer, of Sioux Falls, was the recipient of the McGovern South Dakota Hunger Ambassador Award for her work as a longtime volunteer for Bread for the World.

Brechtelsbauer received the award Thursday during the McGovern Hunger Summit at Dakota Wesleyan University. She has been serving as the South Dakota coordinator for Bread for the World for more than 40 years. Her primary efforts revolve around policy reform to aid those with the fewest resources.

This is the second award that the McGovern Center has given.

“The McGovern Hunger Ambassador Award was created to recognize South Dakotans who exemplify the same passion for ending hunger as George McGovern showed in his life’s work both home and abroad,” said Dr. Alisha Vincent, director of the McGovern Center. “What the center hopes is that this award finds a home with someone who devotes him or herself selflessly to ending hunger – whether that be on a small scale or large – we want to honor those who act in the service of others.”

The McGovern Hunger Summit brought special speakers Bob Reiners, South Dakota apiarist, to campus to discuss the interconnection of bee keeping and food production within South Dakota, and Matt Gassen, executive director for Feeding South Dakota, to discuss the program, how people may become involved and also positive changes people can make in how they view the food-insecure within the state.

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