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Brighton-based WAAF radio honored by Greater Boston Food Bank

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  October 20, 2011 11:59 AM

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From left to right: Greater Boston Food Bank board chair Phil Licari, WAAF program director Ron Valeri, The WAAF Hill-Man Morning Show host Greg Hill, and GBFB president and CEO Catherine D'Amato.

The following is a press release from radio broadcaster Entercom:

Brighton-based 97.7/107.3 WAAF-FM was honored last week by The Greater Boston Food Bank.

The station received the Leadership Award, which is presented to an institutional financial donor that also volunteers employee time, or donates in-kind products or services. WAAF program director Ron Valeri and The Hill-Man Morning Show host Greg Hill accepted the award on behalf of the station on Oct. 14.

“We are extremely honored to be acknowledged with the Leadership Award today,” said Valeri.

“We fully support The Greater Boston Food Bank and its mission to end hunger in Boston and look forward to growing our partnership through additional programming and fundraising events in the future,” he added.

WAAF joins the likes of Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and Citizens Banks, among other community leaders, who were also honored by The Greater Boston Food Bank. The awards were conferred during the GBFB’s annual Partner Appreciation Luncheon at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, which was emceed by Karen Holmes Ward of WCVB-TV.

“We have committed to providing enough food so that every person in need in eastern Massachusetts has at least one meal a day. Fulfilling a challenging goal like that requires the help of many dedicated people and organizations,” said Catherine D’Amato, GBFB’s president and CEO. “The partners we honored today show a deep generosity of spirit and true compassion for people who are hurting. They help us take some of the hurt away. They help our efforts to end hunger here.”

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