Second Harvest’s Sister Food Bank Honors Our Late Leader

Updated: Aug 29, 2019

“Everything was close to Clyde’s heart.”

That’s what Nikki McCormick, Second Harvest’s Agency Relations Director, thought when Kay Carter of our sister food bank in Charlotte called to ask to make a special donation in honor of the late Clyde Fitzgerald, Second Harvest’s former CEO who passed away last month.

It is true that Clyde had no shortage of passion for feeding people in need. Clyde had been around Second Harvest Food Bank since its inception, volunteering with his wife Carol and also serving on our Board. Clyde took the helm of the organization and led it for 10 years, until his retirement this past June. During his decades with the food bank, Clyde called on each of us to do everything within our means to care for our neighbors. “It is always the right time to help someone in need,” he was known to often say.