MADISON (WKOW) — Wayne Bisek, the Oregon man who runs the organization Buckets for Hunger, will represent southern Wisconsin at the National Jefferson Awards ceremony.
Bisek’s honor was announced Wednesday evening at the Jefferson Awards Banquet at the Nakoma Golf Club in Madison.
Buckets for Hunger raises money for food pantries.
“What drives me is the knowledge that we’re able to help people we’ll never meet and we’re going to help them change their life a little bit. Maybe give them.. like that local grocery store owner did to me when I was nine years old. He gave me the gift, not of groceries, but of faith and hope and love and charity,” Bisek told 27 News after the honor was announced.
27 News shared Bisek’s story with you in April of 2018.