Henderson chosen as Flowers Spirit Award recipient

Submitted photoChris Henderson (right), a Flowers Foods associate IT developer, receives the 2019 Flowers Spirit Award from company President and CEO Ryals McMullian at a recent meeting of employees. 

2020欧冠名单The home office team of Flowers Foods has selected Christopher Henderson as the recipient of the 2019 Flowers Spirit Award. 

Henderson, an associate developer in the IT Department, was recognized for his positive can-do outlook at work and the significant amount of time he spends mentoring and encouraging the children of Thomas County. As part of the Spirit Award, Flowers Foods has made a monetary donation in Henderson’s name to his designated charity, Hands On Thomas County, Inc.

At the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia, Henderson is known as “the fist-bump man,” because of the way he greets every teenager and asks about their day. He started going to the club at age six and began volunteering in high school. The many volunteer roles he fills include greeter, front desk clerk, tutor, cafeteria clean up worker, STEM project planner, community service project participant, basketball coach, mentor, and security guard.

2020欧冠名单Henderson also volunteers as a youth basketball coach and officiator at the YMCA and helps with Hands on Thomas County, the Thomasville Community Resource Center, and A Talent Hunt program, which supports young people in the performing arts. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, serving for the past three years in the “Omega Gents” mentoring program. 

“Chris loves to help others and gives tirelessly of himself,” Flowers Foods Chief Operating Officer Brad Alexander said. “He exudes positivity in all that he does, and he gives hope of a brighter future to the kids in our community.” 

2020欧冠名单The Flowers Spirit Award recognizes employees who are a positive force at work and in their community. It was inspired by the late Langdon S. Flowers, past president and chairman of the board of Flowers Foods, who was an active supporter of many charitable and community organizations.

2020欧冠名单About Flowers Foods – Founded and headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) is one of the largest producers of fresh packaged bakery foods in the United States with 2019 sales of $4.1 billion. Flowers operates bakeries across the country that produce a wide range of bakery products. Among the company's top brands are Nature's Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Tastykake, Wonder, Cobblestone Bread Co., and Mrs. Freshley’s. Learn more at .