Ruby Kaho Honored with a Jefferson Award


Our own “magic chef”, Ruby Kaho, is being honored with a Jefferson Foundation Award this month!


Ruby is being recognized for all the amazing work that she does, not just through Samaritan House, but also in our community. She is widely known by our volunteers, all over our food rescue operations with the grocery chains, by the many centers for kids and seniors who enjoy her cooking, as well as being loved and respected in her own Pacific Islander community.

This is personally very gratifying for her, as Ruby joins her and our good friend John Kelly, who was honored several years ago. Ruby and John are very close, see each other daily, and John was thrilled to have her recognized in this way.

KPIX television, as part of their sponsorship of the Jefferson Awards in the Bay Area, has created a video of Ruby at work for public viewing. Her interview will also be aired on KCBS Radio and on all CBS Radio stations in our region, including Alice, Live 105, and 997 Now. They will have a viewable version on their website as well.

For your enjoyment (and we do hope you will share this with all your friends) here is the schedule of air dates and times:

KPIX Channel 5:

  • Oct. 26 on the KPIX 5 News at 6 p.m.
  • Oct 27 on the KPIX 5 News at Noon
  • Sun . Oct. 30 on the KPIX 5 News at 7:30 a.m.

All News 106.9 FM & KCBS 740 AM

  • Oct. 26 at 6:50 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 11:50 p.m.
  • Oct. 30 at 11:50 a.m., 3:50 p.m.

CBS Radio stations – Alice 97.3 FM, Live 105.3 FM, 997 Now 99.7 FM

  • Oct. 30 at 6 a.m.