Updated December 19, 2011
Capital Area Food Bank President and CEO Lynn Brantley was honored today at the White House as a Champion of Change. She was among ten local leaders who were highlighted for their efforts in improving the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.
The Champions of Change program was created as part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different issue is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to better their communities.
Brantley has dedicated much of her life to the issue of hunger and believes that having nutritious food is a basic human right.
See the event in its entirety below: