High Point recognized for charitable contributions

Bob Egan acknowledges the award presented to High Point Events by Ike Legett  (Photo courtesy Ian Smith)

Bob Egan acknowledges the award presented to High Point Events by Ike Legett (Photo courtesy Ian Smith)

High Point Events is proud to have been recognized for its 2013 charitable contributions to ending hunger in Montgomery County.

Robert D. Egan, owner and president of the company, was presented with a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett at the fundraising gala for Nourish Now on June 7. The certificate reads, in part, “Through your dedication of making certain no unused fresh food goes to waste, more than 40,000 pounds of food have been donated” to Nourish Now in 2013.

Nourish Now is a 501c3 non-profit group which works to alleviate food insecurity in Montgomery County and beyond by collecting donations of surplus fresh food from restaurants, caterers, and other partners to distribute to families in need, shelters, food banks, and other organizations that feed the hungry.

In accepting the certificate on the company’s behalf, Egan emphasized High Point’s commitment to supporting the community and to seeing that usable food does not go to waste. However, food safety concerns are always at the forefront of High Point’s operations. Egan and his staff chose to support Nourish Now because the charity not only feeds the hungry but also handles leftovers in a safe and proper manner. “Lots of charities have good hearts,” Egan said, “but they can’t deliver. We need to be brutal in our assessment of their safe handling of food.” Because Nourish Now meets those strict food safety standards, Egan concluded, “a lot of really good food goes to needy people.”

The June 7 fundraising gala at VisArts, Rockville, was the third such annual event for Nourish Now. This year’s event theme, “A Night in Vegas,” featured table games, raffles, prizes, cocktails, and dinner provided by High Point Events.

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