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“A long time volunteer and friend of Edmonton’s Food Bank, Janet Hughes was part of the group that started the organization in 1981. She served as the board chair for about 25 years where she saw the Food Bank grow into a large operation. Janet was previously involved at Operation Friendship where she helped work on the Pioneer Place project; a 175 unit apartment building responding to housing needs for seniors. As her son Doug puts it, she was always involved in doing a lot to help other people. So he said it was no surprise that she wanted to take more of an active role with the Food Bank. Since 2000, the Janet Hughes Award has been presented in recognition of a person who has contributed to lessening food insecurity in Edmonton. Janet passed away on January 20, 2019. Before she passed, we sat down with her and she shared her story of leadership.”