Community Harvest Food Bank is proud to announce two newly elected members to its board of directors: Danette Fitzgerald, Parkview Health; and Beth Bechdol, Ice Miller, LLP. Following is the Community Harvest Food Bank slate of officers for 2009: President, John Wolf, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Vice President, Christopher Guerin, Sweetwater Sound; Secretary, Shannon McNett-Silcox, Catalyst Marketing Design; Treasurer, Dave Fee, Tower Bank. These CHFB executive committee members join the following board members in service: John Powell, Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams; Kevin Bleed, SuperValu; Matt Brady, Hylant Group; Chad Doty, Pepperidge Farm; James Edlund, Northeast Indiana Colon & Rectal Surgeons; Phil GiaQuinta, City of Fort Wayne; Ronnie Irwin, Wal-Mart Distribution Center 6074; Rosalind Peggins, Department of Child Services; Ed Starks, Mount Ararat Baptist Church; Jerry Tippmann, Interstate Cold Storage, Inc.; Deb Treesh, Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry; Stan Ziherl, Five Star Distributing.
Community Harvest Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in northeast Indiana, annually distributing nearly 10 million pounds of food. Community Harvest collects wholesome surplus food and grocery products, donated by the food industry – products that might otherwise go to a landfill – and other donors and utilizes it for hunger relief. The food is distributed by nearly 500 churches and human service agencies in its member agency network, serving 16,500 unduplicated clients per week throughout its 9 northeast Indiana county service area. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, and youth and senior citizen programs. Community Harvest Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH). For more information, visit www.chfb.org <www.chfb.org> .