A Special Message from New Executive Director Amy Breitmann

January 6, 2020
Dear Friends,

I am honored to introduce myself and share with you my excitement about serving this community as the new Executive Director of Golden Harvest Food Bank.

(l-r): Founding Executive Director Mike Firmin, new Executive Director Amy Breitmann and former Executive Director Travis McNeal share a smile in the Golden Harvest warehouse.

In many ways, taking on this new role at Golden Harvest feels like coming home. 

After 23 years in the Augusta area, my husband and I and our two adult children are deeply connected to this beautiful region. It’s the place where I’ve built a fulfilling career in Christian nonprofit work, from my early days as the Co-Founder of The Lydia Project to working with local and international brands to create opportunity and hope for people who feel marginalized and alone. It’s the place where I’ve built a network of friendship, support, and partnerships that has empowered me to drive change in our community.

 It’s the place I can’t wait to continue serving in my new role at the Food Bank.

I am thrilled and humbled to lead the mission forward at Golden Harvest. In my brief time here, I have seen firsthand the commitment of our talented team and their deep passion in ensuring that no one in our neighborhoods goes hungry, unseen, or unheard.

 As we move into 2020, we do so with renewed energy, looking over the landscape of what has been built by this community in the past 38 years: The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen, which serves a hot meal 365 days a year; our food distribution warehouses that provide over 13 million meals annually; and our committed donors, volunteers and partners who safeguard this important work. My goal will be to ensure that each guest at our soup kitchen and each individual we serve through our food distribution programs is not just fed, but also seen, heard, and shown the love of Christ in all that we do.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your warm welcome. I’m thrilled to be a member of the Golden Harvest family. I look forward to Feeding Lives Together with you.

Grace and peace,



Amy Breitmann
Executive Director
Golden Harvest Food Bank