When I joined Connecticut Food Bank in 1984, a few hundred thousand pounds of food were being distributed to 70 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters annually. With your help, Connecticut Food Bank has grown to distribute 20 million pounds of food each year to nearly 700 food-assistance programs throughout Connecticut. This would not have been possible without the support of so many anti-hunger advocates like you, and for that I am grateful.
As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision for me to make. Food banking has been my passion for 30 years, but it is now time for me to look to the future. I will remain a life-long advocate for the hungry, but I also look forward to exploring the many other options before me. I will continue to be involved in nonprofit work and one area that particularly resonates with me is tutoring elementary school students in reading.
Connecticut Food Bank is positioned well for the future. Our Board of Directors is working with a recruitment firm to conduct a nationwide search for Connecticut Food Bank’s new President and CEO, who will take the helm on January first of next year. The Board is committed to a rigorous search process that will identify the best person, among a talented pool of executives, to lead Connecticut Food Bank after my departure.
I will spend the next six months focusing on the continued success of Connecticut Food Bank and will work with the new CEO to ensure a smooth transition.
It has been an honor and a privilege to lead an organization that continues to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of hungry men, women and children. I am grateful for your continued support of Connecticut Food Bank’s work to alleviate hunger and appreciate your dedication to helping hungry Connecticut families.