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Leading By Feeding Food Drive

The graduates of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cherokee from 2012-2019 were recently challenged to secure contributions for local food pantries.

The Leadership Cherokee Leading by Feeding campaign generated 8,399 donated items, ranging from fruits and vegetables to diapers and paper products, which was a 171% increase in collections over the inaugural 2018 campaign.

“Leading by Feeding supported those in our community who need a helping hand by filling the pantries of both the organizations who coordinate the pantries and the families in need,” shared Pam Carnes, president and CEO of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.

The Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019 collected the most items, totaling 3,552. The class received the Golden Can Award, signifying their commitment to the community and volunteerism. The local Chamber member food pantries supported through the Leading by Feeding initiative included Encompass Ministries - Papa’s Pantry, MUST Cherokee, and Never Alone.