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Chester County Food Bank CEO Andrea Youndt to be Honored as Female Business Leader of the Year by Chester County Chamber

The Chester County Food Bank is pleased to announce that CEO, Andrea Youndt, will be honored as the Female Business Leader of the Year by the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry. The Women Influencing Business Awards will also recognize Alaina Kearney of Barsz, Gowie, Amon & Fultz as Rising Star of the Year.

The awards honor the accomplishments of female executives who have made a positive impact in their business and the region, been a champion for women in business, and worked to make their community a better place. Youndt and Kearney will be honored at CCCBI’s Women Influencing Business Dinner to be held September 13, 2023, at White Manor County Club. The event will also include a special recognition of Commissioner Michelle Kichline.

Andrea’s professional journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment and drive for excellence. Before assuming her role as the CEO of the Chester County Food Bank in 2021, she spent over two decades serving the community with the YMCA. Her tenure with the YMCA highlights her exceptional leadership abilities, strategic vision, and dedication to fostering positive change. Throughout her 36-year career, Andrea has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of organizational dynamics and a remarkable ability to navigate complex challenges with grace and poise.

“We are incredibly proud to see Andrea honored as the Female Business Leader of the Year at the Women Influencing Business Awards Dinner,” said Dr. Brad Dyer, Chair of the Board for the Chester County Food Bank. “Managing a cause-driven organization has its unique challenges, continued Dyer. “The CEO must be focused on the mission of addressing food insecurity yet operate a sustainable business model. Andrea’s passion, determination, and unwavering commitment to our mission have been instrumental in the success of Chester County Food Bank. Her tireless efforts to address food insecurity have positively impacted countless lives, and she is truly deserving of this prestigious award.”

“I am honored to be recognized as the Female Business Leader of the Year by the Chester County Chamber, said Andrea Youndt, CEO of the Chester County Food Bank. “This recognition is a testament to the incredible work of the entire team at Chester County Food Bank and our commitment to addressing food insecurity while demonstrating that a for-impact organization can operate with the same level of professionalism and efficiency as a for-profit business,” Youndt stated. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside such dedicated individuals and organizations and for the opportunity to make a positive impact. Together, we can create a stronger, more inclusive future for all.”

For more information about the Women Influencing Business Awards Dinner or to purchase tickets, please visit the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry’s

The Chester County Food Bank is the central hunger relief organization serving more than 160 partner agencies throughout Chester County, PA. CCFB distributes over 3.5 million pounds, with over 50% being fresh fruits and vegetables, through its network of food cupboards, hot meal sites, shelters, and other social service organizations. Since its inception in 2009, the Chester County Food Bank mobilizes the community to ensure access to real, healthy food.

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