We’re proud to announce Bay Food’s President, CEO and Owner Cammie Chatterton has joined the Board of Directors of Tampa Bay nonprofit organization Feeding Tampa Bay.
About Feeding Tampa Bay
As one of the nation’s top hunger relief organizations, Feeding Tampa Bay is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves a 10-county region. The Tampa Bay nonprofit organization anticipates it will serve more than 85 million meals this year to families, children and seniors. The organization aims for a hunger-free Tampa Bay by 2025.
“Feeding Tampa Bay does tremendous work in the community to lift up those who need a helping hand when it comes to food insecurity,” Cammie said. “Having been in the food industry my entire career, I have seen so much food go to waste. Feeding Tampa Bay helps eliminate food waste, among many other initiatives. They work with retailers, farmers and manufacturers to get food that would not reach consumers into the hands of those who need it.”
Cammie’s History of Support with this Tampa Bay Nonprofit Organization
Cammie has volunteered with and supported Feeding Tampa Bay for six years. This includes her current role serving on the Capital Campaign Committee for the nonprofit’s new facility that’s under construction. Bay Food Brokerage has also long supported this Tampa Bay nonprofit organization through sponsorships, and food and monetary donations.
In her new role as a board member, Cammie will serve an initial three-year term. Board members oversee the president and CEO. They also oversee the business affairs and general direction of Feeding Tampa Bay. The board participates in developing strategic goals to help reach the organization’s mission to provide assistance and connections to services to our region’s food insecure.
“The Board of Directors at Feeding Tampa Bay are critical to our success,” said Thomas Mantz, President and CEO of Feeding Tampa Bay. “Providing support, guidance and industry expertise, they assist us in building and delivering resources to our neighbors. Cammie’s background in food will be invaluable as we seek to provide more food support in the future. Even better, Cammie’s leadership as a businesswoman is unparalleled. We are grateful to have her serve alongside our other terrific board members.”
Cammie brings to this role leadership, food industry insights, and strategic thinking based on her 30 years as a business owner.
Cammie’s Other Service Projects and Accolades
In addition to serving on the Feeding Tampa Bay board, Cammie is currently a member of:
- The executive board of directors for the Tampa Bay Chamber
- The board of trustees for Jesuit High School
- The executive board of the Get Live 45 Foundation
In addition to serving the above Tampa Bay nonprofit organizations, she is also a member of CEO Council of Tampa Bay.
Cammie was awarded the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Outstanding Leader of the Year Award in 2022. She was also named one of the Business Observer’s Top Entrepreneurs in 2022 and was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year in 2019.
Cammie has received various accolades from food industry trade publications. She’s also currently a finalist for Tampa Bay Business & Wealth magazine’s inaugural Businesswomen of the Year.
Support Cammie’s Feeding Tampa Bay Board Capital Challenge
To help make a hunger-free Tampa Bay possible by 2025, Feeding Tampa Bay’s board members are each raising funds for the capital campaign. In particular, Cammie is dedicating her fundraiser in honor of Bay Food Brokerage’s 30th anniversary.
To support Cammie’s Challenge for Feeding Tampa Bay’s Fundraising Campaign, please make a donation HERE before April 15. Contributions will support a Hub of Opportunity better suited to serve the growing needs of our neighbors. The new facility will help every individual and family reach their fullest potential.
“Giving Back” is one of Bay Food’s core values, and no one sets a better example of supporting Tampa Bay nonprofit organizations than Cammie. Thank you for your service, Cammie, and congratulations!