Kathy Beck ‘Woman of the Year in Agriculture’

Kathy Beck, who serves as Feed Fannin’s Vice Chair of Farm and Facilities and Agriculture Education, was honored at a luncheon at Inola in April as Woman of the Year in Agriculture by the Fannin County Young Farmers Association (FCYFA). Beck has been involved with FCYFA since its beginning and participates in Ag Literacy Day … Read more

Former Board Member Jim Yacavone Remembered

Longtime Feed Fannin volunteer Jim Yacavone passed away suddenly last October at his home in Florida, where he and his wife, Meredith, had moved after he retired earlier in 2023 from two years as Chair of the Fannin County Family Connections Board of Directors. Feed Fannin’s Kathy Beck memorialized Yacavone in the following post on … Read more

2024 FF Scholarships Awarded to High School Grads

By Carol Martel, Co-Chair, Feed Fannin Scholarship Committee On April 24, the Feed Fannin Scholarship Committee met to review the applications received from graduating seniors of Fannin County and Copper Basin high schools. Members of the committee are: Kelly Maniscalco, Diane Tortis, Sue Blakeman, and Carlos and Carol Martel. The committee selected two applicants from … Read more

Pantry & Food-Related Community Outreach

Feed Fannin has supplied nearly 100% of the funds to the Food Pantry for the purchase of canned and dried, staples, frozen foods, fresh produce, eggs and milk for clients of the Food Pantry at Fannin County Family Connection. In addition, Feed Fannin has a number of food collection boxes located in the Blue Ridge, … Read more

Congratulations to Our 2023 Scholarship Winners!

Feed Fannin is pleased to have awarded four $1,000 scholarships to very deserving students this year. Three recipients are Fannin County High School seniors, and one is from Copper Basin High School. All awardees have strong academic records, have shown leadership in their school activities, and have served as committed volunteers in their communities. Their … Read more

UNG Food Pantry ‘Lunch in a Crunch’ Supported by Feed Fannin

The University of North Georgia’s new Blue Ridge campus has implemented two initiatives designed to keep its hungry students’ focus on their academics, and Feed Fannin is partnering in both efforts. Last fall, while the pandemic limited UNG students to online learning and food insecurity became more noticeable to administrators, the non-residential school set up … Read more

New Produce Initiative Takes Off

Feed Fannin began a new Farm to Pantry produce initiative last summer that has proved very successful. In June 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic was worsening, the Fannin County Family Connection Food Pantry stopped receiving fresh produce through a grant that had expired. Meanwhile, the pantry had been serving a record number of clients … Read more