Past Community Leader & Bridge Award Winners
SYDNOR THOMPSON, Jr.
COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD
Greg & Helms Jarrell
Imam Khalil Akbar
Chris Wolf/A Way Home
Mary Nell McPherson
Rabbi Judy Schindler
Rev. Deborah C. Warren
Rev. Glencie Rhedrick
BRIDGE BUILDER AWARD
Levine Museum of the New South
Race Matters for Juvenile Justice
Pamela L Davies
Ruth & Dick Gault
Marsha Kelly & Nikola Taylor / Migrant Assistance Project
Susan Suarez Webster
Temako "Meko" McCarthy
Sydnor Thompson, Jr.
Community Leader Award
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Community Leader Awards Breakfast
FOOD DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF OUR
We don’t usually have a food drive in connection with our Awards Breakfast, but the current need in our community is dire and so we’re partnering with Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays and asking you to consider bringing non-perishable foods with you to donate at the event.
Last year, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays provided groceries to over 106,000 neighbors in Mecklenburg Co., a 38% increase. Half were children and seniors.
On the heels that 2022 explosion in food insecurity, January and February 2023 saw their highest totals in their 48 year history. And now they are bracing for an even greater rise in need. As of March 1, families and individuals who are recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) saw a decrease of at least $95 a month. We know that these cuts, coming in the midst of already-unprecedented need, are creating a crisis that will demand the generous support of our entire community.
As you come to enjoy a delicious breakfast in good company, please consider bringing some of these most-needed items: