Close to two dozen volunteers and board members greeted Franchot at Carroll County Food Sunday. Chairman of Food Sunday's Board of Directors Ed Leister and Carroll County Commissioner Haven Shoemaker flanked Franchot as he explained why Food Sunday was chosen to receive the award.
"I believe that what you do here represents the very best of Maryland," Franchot told Leister and the volunteers.
Franchot noted that Food Sunday serves thousands of residents a year, in an efficient and respectable manner, with one part-time employee and with minimal county funding. Franchot said that with the current economic environment, this operation represents "the wave of the future."
Shoemaker added, "[Food Sunday] represents the spirit of Carroll County. We are a people who pull eachother up by the bootstraps."
Leister received the award on behalf of the organization and said that Food Sunday couldn't do what it does without volunteers.