Joree has worked to represent the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Ohio’s largest charitable response to hunger, and its 12 member foodbanks and 3,600 member agencies for nearly a decade. As director of external affairs, she leads the association’s efforts to better communicate, leverage resources and promote partnerships and policies that meet the needs of food insecure Ohioans today and eliminate their barriers to food security in the future. Joree is a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alum and a graduate of Youngstown State University.
In 2019, more than 1.6 million different Ohioans needed help from a charitable food pantry because they couldn’t meet their nutritional needs without it. They were 82-year-old widowers scraping by on Social Security benefits. They were working parents with children who cobbled together a couple of important, but underpaid, jobs in food service or home […]
Along with state and local leaders and our fellow Ohioans, Ohio’s foodbanks are monitoring and mobilizing around the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. First and foremost, we want everyone in our state to know that our network is here for you. We are assessing our food sourcing and food distribution options, conferring with our […]