The executive director of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is a finalist for a national award, which means $25,000 for the food bank. Voting ends on Wednesday.
Cherie Jamason is one of five finalists for Unite4Good's Humanity Inspiration Award.
Jamason has been with the food bank for 25 years, and says being named a finalist for the award is great recognition for the staff and volunteers here in Northern Nevada. "The work that we do at our Food Bank is really noted around the nation and that might be surprising to folks...It's acknowledgement that I'm on the right track, that the work we're doing makes sense and it is incredibly humbling. Truly."
Because she's a finalist for the award, the Food Bank will receive $25,000. If she gets the most online votes, the food bank will receive an additional $50,000.