Feed Fannin awarded Starbucks Grant

We are excited to report that Starbucks recently awarded Feed Fannin a Starbucks Foundation Neighborhood Grant for $1,500 that was used to purchase $12,000 worth of food staples in bulk from the Atlanta and Chattanooga food banks. Jonathan Barnes, manager of the stand-alone Starbucks store on Highway 5, nominated Feed Fannin for the grant while attending a Starbucks meeting in Chicago last fall. Last summer, he began donating leftover baked goods from the store to the Food Pantry, and met FF volunteer Priscilla Cashman, who is our liaison with the Pantry. That led to a tour of Feed Fannin’s five-acre farm on Ada Street, where fresh produce is grown for the Pantry. In November, Barnes presented Cashman with a framed certificate of the Starbucks Foundation Neighborhood Grant.