This year’s Leadership Cherokee Leading by Feeding campaign generated 10,455 donated items ranging from fruits and vegetables to diapers and paper products. This was a 24.5 percent increase in collections over the 2019 collections. The local Chamber member food pantries supported through the Leading by Feeding initiative included: Encompass Ministries - Papa’s Pantry, MUST Cherokee, and Never Alone. Once again this year the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019 collected the most items totaling 4,188. The class received the ‘Golden Can Award’ signifying their commitment to the community and volunteerism.
Lori Flink (l), owner of Allegro Business Products and graduate of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2017 who was a key coordinator of the Leading by Feeding Campaign, joined Chamber Chairman David Simmons, VP of Facilities-Chattahoochee Technical College, in presenting the Golden Can Award for the most donations collected to Jason Blakey (r), Credit Union of Georgia, a member of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019.