Licking Heights student receives awards for work fighting food insecurity in central Ohio

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Hope grows wherever Te’Lario Watkins goes. The Licking Heights sophomore recently received two national recognitions for his work to fight food insecurity in central Ohio.

On Sept. 13, Watkins was honored as a 10 Under 20 Food Hero by the Hormel Foods Corporation for his work to “create a better world by designing innovative ways to bring about a more transparent, secure and sustainable food system,” according to the company’s news release. As a Food Hero, Watkins received a financial grant from Hormel Foods to further support his efforts. He will use the money to complete the installation of a high tunnel on his urban farm.

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