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Matt Talbot receives BBB Integrity Award

Matt Talbot receives BBB Integrity Award


BBB Integrity Awards Honor Ethical Business Practices

(LINCOLN, NE –September 19, 2013) – Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach (MTKO) received the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Integrity Award at an award ceremony at The Embassy Suites in Lincoln, NE on Thursday, September 19, 2013. These Awards focus on demonstrated ethical business practices with key stakeholders including customers, employees and community at large, rather than a company’s growth, profitability or popularity. The Integrity Award Winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges consisting of Lincoln business leaders and members of the academic community.

“The BBB Integrity Award Winners have shown that ethics and integrity are core values of their organization,” said Jim Hegarty, president and chief executive officer, of the Better Business Bureau, Inc. serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas Plains and southwest Iowa. “The 2013 BBB Integrity Award Winners join an elite group of organizations that realize dealing fairly and honestly with employees, customers and partners are central to profitability and growth. They serve as role models for the business community in Lincoln, and the Better Business Bureau Foundation is pleased to honor them with this prestigious award. ”

Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, MTKO is a hunger relief and outreach center for those in need. Last year Matt Talbot served 102,897 nutritious meals to the hungry in Lincoln and provided over 21,000 homeless prevention services such as transitional housing, case management, drug & alcohol evaluations, life skills classes, nutrition counseling, and help with obtaining vital identification documents.

“We are honored to receive this award and are grateful to be recognized for our commitment to integrity,” said Susanne Blue, Executive Director. “I am proud to be part of an organization where staff is treated with respect, guests can access services they need in an environment of dignity and kindness, and where volunteers and supporters feel satisfied that their donations of time and treasure are going toward an organization that is run with high standards. Ultimately the greater community benefits as those who need help are able to get back on their feet and become more self-sustaining.”