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From The Community Kitchen To The CHATT Foundation

Sign for the CHATT Foundation.
CHATT Foundation
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This fall, the Chattanooga Community Kitchen changed its name to the Chatt Foundation.

For more than forty years, the nonprofit has served three meals a day to those in need - but its mission today goes beyond that in many ways.

Baron King is CEO of the Chatt Foundation.

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