Lynn Brantley, President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank, was recently honored by the DC Chapter for the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) with the Shirley Chisholm Memorial Trailblazer Award.
The award, presented March 17th at the Navy Yard Conference Center, honors Lynn’s long history of using innovative approaches to assist and feed people in need within the Washington metropolitan area. Believing access to nutritious food is a basic human right, Lynn has dedicated her life to building a network of over 700 partner agencies that provide services to our neighbors struggling with hunger.
Lynn’s work follows in the footsteps of the late Hon. Shirley Chisholm whom the award is named after. Chishom, long-time New York Congresswoman and founder of NCBW, triumphed over adversity to become the first black woman elected to Congress and the first major-party black candidate to run for President of the United States.
Lynn and the Capital Area Food Bank are proud of this honor and will continue trailblazing until no one is hungry.