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The 2021 Spirit of Columbus honoree is Roshelle Pate!

Also known as the "Food Soldier," Roshelle Pate was selected as the 2021 Spirit of Columbus honoree in recognition of the work she and thousands of volunteers in the Food Soldier network do to feed food-insecure neighbors.


Every year on the anniversary of Jerrie Mock's historic flight around the world in her single-engine Cessna named Spirit of Columbus, the Foundation recognizes members of our community who, like Jerrie, exhibit bravery, boldness, and determination through their efforts and accomplishments. The work Roshelle and the Food Soldier network does is truly the essence of community—it’s about neighbors helping neighbors.


Watch 2020 honoree Dr. Amy Acton present Roshelle and Food Soldier volunteers with the Spirit of Columbus award in the video below.

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