White House Author
Lynn J. Brantley is the President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank and co-founded the food bank in 1980 as a faith-based nonprofit and was appointed executive director in 1988. Under her leadership, the CAFB has become the largest nonprofit food provider in the Washington metro area. This year, the CAFB is distributing 30 million pounds of food, half of which is fresh produce, through more than 700 partner agencies to 478,000 residents in the region. Brantley has dedicated much of her life to the problem of hunger in her community, because she believes that having nutritious food is a basic human right.