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Umatilla-Morrow Head Start Free to Grow Program Receives Community Service Award

The Umatilla-Morrow Head Start (UMHCS), located in Hermiston, Oregon, is the recipient of a ConAgra Foods Community Service Award, which comes with a prize of $5,000.  The cash award will go toward Free To Grow's Neighborhood Revitalization project. More than 250 nominations were submitted by companies under the umbrella of ConAgra Foods.  Lamb-Weston in Hermiston, Oregon nominated UMCHS for this award.  Lamb-Weston is the largest producers of french fries in the nation.  Out of a field of 250 nominations, only 16 grants were awarded!  This is the first time that the Hermiston Lamb-Weston plant has submitted a winning nomination.

(July 3, 2003)


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Free To Grow is a national program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University.