Congratulations to Sue Freeman, who was recognized as the Human Services Champion of the Year by the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA) at the organization’s annual awards program held on Dec. 3 at Shoreline City Hall.
Ms. Freeman, who is a former Northshore School District parent, has made a lasting impact in reducing hunger among families in north King County. Currently, she serves as convener of the Northshore Nourishing Network (NNN) to help develop and support cross-sector partnerships to leverage local talent and resources for food access. Programs within the Network include: Totes to Go Backpacks for Kids, free community dinners, free summer lunch programs and local food banks. NNN just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and has served as a model for eight nourishing networks in other communities.
Prior to her role as convener for NNN, Ms. Freeman created and led a food program for seven years, which was a partnership between Northshore Council PTSA and the Northshore YMCA. The program, Northshore Community Kitchen, served more than 14,000 free, healthy, ready-to-eat ‘to go’ meals once a week to 70 Northshore School District families. The program also provided 4,000 healthy snacks for after-school programs at two area middle schools and Kenmore Library’s Teen Zone.
Learn more about Ms. Freeman’s work by visiting Northshore Nourishing Network’s website.