The Westmoreland County Food Bank today announced that its board of directors has appointed Jennifer Miller as Chief Executive Officer, effective January1, 2019.
Mrs. Miller has been serving as the interim CEO for the past 2 months. Previously, she was the Director of Development at the Westmoreland County Food Bank.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Mrs. Miller’s experience in food banking and human services lead the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Over the past two months, Mrs. Miller has seamlessly transitioned into the CEO role,” stated Chairman of the Board, Marcia Kubas.
“Under Mrs. Miller’s leadership, donations for the WCFB on the Day of Giving and in the Turkey Cup Challenge increased from last year,” continued Mrs. Kubas.
Mrs. Miller’s 29 years of human service experience includes over 21 years in food banking. She has been with the Westmoreland County Food Bank since June 2005. Prior to joining the WCFB, Mrs. Miller worked at the Fayette County Community Action Agency for 17 years, eventually serving 8 years as the Food Bank Manager.
As the WCFB Director of Development, Mrs. Miller had acted as the second in command, overseeing the writing and coordination of grants and fund requests, and managing the financial donor database. She was the liaison for the media, facilitating all press releases and media alerts. Mrs. Miller will continue to lead the state and federal legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of the hungry in Westmoreland County. She is a member of the Executive Board of Feeding Pennsylvania, a state-wide association of Feeding America Food Banks. Mrs. Miller is a graduate of Leadership Westmoreland. She serves as secretary of the Board of Directors of the Wesley Health Center, a free clinic in Connellsville.
“I’m honored and excited to lead the Westmoreland County Food Bank. The WCFB is a strong organization with an excellent staff and a supportive Board of Directors,” said Mrs. Miller.
“The number one priority for the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Food Bank is accomplishing our mission to enable all Westmoreland County residents who are hungry or at risk of hunger to have ready access to food,” stated Mrs. Kubas. “We are confident that Mrs. Miller has the expertise to lead the WCFB in its important mission.”
For more information about the Westmoreland County Food Bank and how you can get involved to help end hunger here in Westmoreland County, please visit the website at westmorelandfoodbank.org.
About Westmoreland County Food Bank
The Westmoreland County Food Bank serves over 31,000 area residents each year including 9,300 children and 3,410 seniors. WCFB currently has 60 member agencies in their network of emergency feeding sites. Of those, 43 are food pantries in which low income consumers are able to access emergency food assistance throughout the month. Last year (2017), the Food Bank distributed over 9 million pounds of food.
50% of WCFB’s food comes from the federal and state governments and the remaining 50% from local donations, food drives, and Feeding America. Administrative and fundraising costs account for 4% of the Food Bank’s operating budget.