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Grocery, C-Store Exec Named To Hunger Commission

April 14, 2014
by Candy & Snack TODAY

Washington — Spencer A. Coates, president of grocery and c-store operator Houchens Industries, Inc., has been appointed to the National Commission on Hunger by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Made up of 10 individuals appointed by Congress, the commission will make recommendations to the legislative body and secretary of agriculture concerning modernization and improvement of federal food assistance programs.

Sen. McConnell says: “Spencer is a great fit for this new commission. He has front-line experience dealing with how and where people use food assistance programs and I full expect that he will be able to offer insightful recommendations as to how these programs can be modernized and improved.”

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