On Wednesday, July 17th, we held our first-ever Annual Meeting & Reception which was attended by elected officials, the media, our nonprofit distribution partners, donors and supporters.
The meeting began with opening remarks from Bruce Hollingsworth, who chaired the Food Bank’s board of directors from 2010 to 2013. Boardmember Annie Goshert then administered officer elections and welcomed newly-elected board members. Bruce Hollingsworth spoke about his time with the Food Bank and congratulated Larry Cleary for his appointment as the new chairman of the Food Bank’s board of directors.
Following Larry Cleary’s remarks, our CEO Jim Floros gave a presentation about the Food Bank’s work over the last fiscal year and outlined our plans for the coming year. Our final speaker for the evening was Elaine Javey who is a former Food Bank service recipient. Elaine talked about her past struggles raising five children and how the Food Bank was there for her when she needed help. Elaine is a Food Bank success story having recently gotten a full-time job at MCRD and she now volunteers at our food distributions. Following the meeting, attendees were given tours of our 72,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility to see how the Food Bank feeds so many San Diegans in need every month.
Congratulations to our new board members and a special thanks to all of our supporters who attended the meeting!