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CEO Announcement

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society board of directors is pleased to announce the promotion of David Long from his current role of Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society effective February 11, 2019.

All roads have led here. David has worked internationally as a classically trained chef as well as here in Vancouver for the Terminal City Club, where he went on to become Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure there, he led the club through a tremendous growth and transition phase overseeing a $6M renovation with food at the heart of it all. David brings a business background as Vice President of Operations with Securiguard, leading 1,600 employees in a competitive, demanding industry. He leads with heart and common sense, building strong teams with his ever-present sense of humour and tireless work ethic. The staff and board of directors at the GVFB have full confidence in David to build strong systems and partnerships, with a member focus and donor accountability.

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank was set up as a temporary relief to the hunger crisis in 1982 and has grown significantly in the three decades since then. Today the GVFB provides assistance to over 27,500 people weekly 25% of whom are children and 35% seniors. The community needs are met through 13 distribution locations, community kitchens, training workshops and partnerships with more than 80 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver.

 

 

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