Food Share of Ventura County is honored to have been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. Food Share, the largest hunger relief organization in the county, is one of over a hundred nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assembly members for their outstanding contributions to the communities they serve.
“The pandemic and shelter-in-place orders of the last few months have put nonprofits
(usually hidden in plain sight) in the spotlight,” explained Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits).
“California Nonprofit of the Year is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”
Commenting on her reasons for selecting Food Share, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin commented,
“Food Share has been leading the fight against hunger in Ventura County for over 40 years, but they have truly proven the power of their mission through meeting the increasing demand of hungry families brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.” She added, “Their work in distributing food to nearly 750,000 individuals since the start of the pandemic has played a vital role in holding our community together during our greatest hour of need. For that I am happy to designate them the 44th Assembly District’s 2020 Nonprofit of the Year.”
Monica White, President & CEO of Food Share said, “Thank you to Assemblymember
Irwin for this wonderful honor. I’m so proud of the team here at Food Share and our network of community partners who have all worked tirelessly to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.”
Food Share accepting applications for board of director positions
The Board of Directors of Food Share of Ventura County is accepting applications to join the board of Ventura County’s largest hunger-relief organization. Food Share was recently named a CA Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. Closing date for applications is October 31, 2020. Applications can be made through Food Share’s website at foodshare.com/join-our-board-of-directors/
Board members provide strategic and financial direction to the food bank’s leadership team, and actively participate in fundraising and networking activities. The minimum term of service is three years, and board members typically commit three or more hours per month to the role.
Monica White, President & CEO of Food Share outlined the importance of the Board of Directors in shaping the future of Food Share, saying, “We are looking for community members who are passionate about helping us lead the fight against hunger in Ventura County. Our board members have an incredible opportunity to learn more about hunger in our community, while helping our organization feed more people, operate more efficiently and make an even bigger impact on the lives of those in need.”