Walter Robb, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director of Whole Foods, Inc., Mike Jones, President of United Country Auction Services, and Bill Shore, Founder and Executive Director of Share Our Strength®, participate in the Texas No Kid Hungry benefit dinner Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas.

Oct. 18, 2011 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Mike Jones, president of United Country Auction Services conducted the auction portion of the Texas No Kid Hungry benefit dinner Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. The dinner was sponsored by Share Our Strength® and the Texas Hunger Initiative.

The Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign is a public-private partnership with the nation’s leading child antihunger organization Share Our Strength® and the Texas Hunger Initiative, a capacity-building collaborative project out of Baylor University’s School of Social Work. The campaign aims to end childhood hunger by using proven strategies to increase the number of Texas children who eat the
nutritious meals offered at schools such as the School Breakfast and Summer Meals Programs, according the Share Our Strength® website.

Speakers at the event included Bill Shore, founder and executive director of Share Our Strength®, Walter Robb, co-chief executive officer and director of Whole Foods, Inc., and Kirk Rudy, CEO of Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group.

The auction allowed attendees the opportunity to bid on a trip for two to Sonoma, Calif., a Chicago Culinary getaway, dinner for four at Congress Restaurant in Austin, a New York City Jazz and Soul Food Tour and a personalized in-home healthy cooking demo and dinner for 10 provided by Whole Foods. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign.

About United Country

United Country Auction Services is a division of United Country Real Estate, the largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the United States. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 600 offices across the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama and resort areas of Mexico, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing websites (more than 3,000 separate sites and traffic of approximately 3 million visitors per month), multiple United Country real estate catalogs with national distribution , an extensive buyer database and national advertising of local properties that reaches more than 90 million homes per week.

United Country has recently been recognized by AllBusiness.com, The Land Report, Entrepreneur and The Wall Street Journal as one of the top U.S. real estate companies. To learn more about United Country Auction Services go to www.ucauctionservices.com. To learn more about Auctioneer Mike Jones and his Team, go to www.classicauctioneers.com.

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