The new Business Resource Committee will be comprised of some of the foremost business professionals in the county, including FOOD Share board member Randolph Hinton, who will spearhead the committee’s efforts by serving as chairman. Throughout Hinton’s 17-year tenure as a resident of Ventura County, he has been an active leader in the community serving as a longtime board member of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, and the Ventura County Taxpayers Association as well as being a member of the Better Business Bureau and Business Network International.
“FOOD Share is a vastly important component in Ventura County and has already made great achievements by feeding 74,500 people per month and collecting 10 million pounds of food in the last fiscal year,” Hinton said. “This committee is committed to help the team at FOOD Share maintain a strong financial strategy to ensure they will keep feeding the hungry well into the future.”
“I am beyond thrilled to have Randolph Hinton on board to help FOOD Share reach our goals,” Weigel said. “His expertise in the business and financial world and his tenacity to go above and beyond to exceed expectations will help us go far to serve the hungry in our community.”
About FOOD Share:
The food bank distributing millions of pounds of food each year to those in need throughout Ventura County, FOOD Share collects and receives food year-round, distributing through more than 150 pantry partner agencies throughout Ventura County, including Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Somis, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura.
FOOD Share provides food to more than 74,500 people each month countywide through its partner agencies and multiple programs. Programs include the Senior Brown Bag that provides supplemental nutrition to nearly 2,000 low income seniors, home delivered meals and supplemental groceries through the Oxnard and Ventura Senior Nutrition Programs and, the Kids’ Farmers’ Markets, offering nutrition education, healthy recipe preparation and taste testing and a farmers’ market free fresh produce “shopping experience.”
In 2011, FOOD Share partnered with Ventura County’s Human Services Agency to provide expanded CalFresh enrollment assistance. CalFresh, formerly called food stamps, is the largest federal nutrition assistance program that provides supplemental nutrition assistance to eligible Ventura County residents.
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