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Lynn Brantley – A Champion of Change

By Shamia Holloway December 20, 2011

The Capital Area Food Bank’s very own Lynn Brantley was recently honored by 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. 

She shared her thoughts on the issue of hunger via a White House blog:

I recently ate at Shady Maple, a restaurant in Lancaster, PA.  On the wall I noticed a hand carved picture of a barn raising that brought back childhood memories.  My grandfather took me to several barn raisings where I experienced a warm feeling of community, knowing that no matter when tragedy struck, one was not alone.  A barn is critical to a farmer’s success and after the barn was raised, there was always a wonderful feast that celebrated the accomplishment and riches produced by the land.

Lynn continued:

In a sense, the Capital Area Food Bank is similar to a barn — a community gathering place that provides the opportunity to collect and distribute food to those in need.

To read the entire blog post, click here. 

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.