KXNT_35x90 cbssports1140-horizontal-small

News

Barlow Appointed To Commission On Hunger

View Comments
Las Vegas city councilman Ricki Barlow distributes turkeys at Thanksgiving in 2013.  (Photo: Shapiro/KXNT-CBS Las Vegas)

Las Vegas city councilman Ricki Barlow distributes turkeys at Thanksgiving in 2013. (Photo: Shapiro/KXNT-CBS Las Vegas)

tate south Tate South
Email Tate at tate.south@cbsradio.com
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The longtime head of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and a Las Vegas city councilman have been appointed to the National Commission on Hunger.

Cherie Jamason has been president and chief executive of the food bank for more than two decades. The food bank distributes more than 10 million pounds of food a year.

Ricki Barlow is a Las Vegas City Councilman.

Both were appointed Wednesday to the National Commission on Hunger by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The 10-member board was established in the 2014 Omnibus spending bill approved in January.

The commission’s job is to develop new strategies using public-private partnerships and greater community participation to combat domestic hunger and reduce the need for government nutrition programs.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,024 other followers