[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E207]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


                      HONORING REVEREND PAM CAHOON

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                           HON. LOIS FRANKEL

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor one of my 
constituents, Reverend Pam Cahoon, who has steadfastly fought against 
hunger and injustice her entire life. When Reverend Cahoon was in 
elementary school, she convinced her mother to pack extra lunches so 
her classmates could have something to eat.
  Since that time, her impact on Palm Beach County has been 
extraordinary. As executive director of Christians Reaching Out to 
Society Ministries (CROS), an organization working to end hunger in our 
community, she managed to increase the budget by more than 50 times the 
amount available when she first joined CROS. Under her leadership, CROS 
has served more than 85,000 meals, given out more than 28,000 after-
school snacks, and provided more than 16,000 lunches for students to 
take home to provide meals over the weekend. She will retire on 
February 20th after spending 35 years as the Executive Director of 
CROS.
  Additionally, Reverend Cahoon helped to bring Habitat for Humanity to 
our area and helped create the Palm Beach County food bank. She has 
also served on the Palm Beach County Council on Child Abuse and Neglect 
and served on the board of many other community organizations and 
coalitions.
  Reverend Pam Cahoon is truly an exceptional woman. She received her 
Masters of Divinity from Emory University, and she has three children 
and four grandchildren. I am pleased to recognize the Reverend for all 
of her accomplishments and wish her good health and a peaceful 
retirement.

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