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Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Food Outreach services make it possible for people living with HIV/AIDS or cancer to improve health outcomes: maintain their strength, cope with often debilitating side effects, and adhere to treatment regimens.

The fall of 2015 has been a time of great transition and milestones for
Food Outreach.

We’re on pace to serve 570,000 meals by year end, making 2015 the busiest year in Food Outreach’s 27 year history.  The number of clients has grown by 3%, and they range in age from 14 months to 89 years. 

One of the things that we’re most proud of is that we provide services immediately to people who need us…we have never had to maintain a waiting list.  This is possible because of the generosity of people in our community.  Our supporters volunteer in our grocery center, in our kitchen, and at our events.  Our supporters write checks.  Our supporters organize canned food drives.  Our supporters remember Food Outreach in their wills.  Our supporters – you – make it possible to end hunger for those living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.

I’m pleased to be involved with Food Outreach.  My role is to serve as Interim Executive Director until the Board identifies a new Executive Director.  Greg Lukeman left at the end of September to pursue other opportunities after 15 years of leadership as Executive Director.  The Board and staff are grateful to Greg for his insight, enthusiasm, and dedication during his tenure.  Food Outreach made enormous gains during these years, and the organization is poised to continue the mission and service under new leadership.

Please visit this page again for an update on the search process.   We look forward to introducing to you the new Food Outreach staff leader by early 2016.

Thank you for your partnership,

Kari McAvoy

Interim Executive Director



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