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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Remembering Gloria McAdam

Foodshare's President & CEO, 1984 - 2014

Bloomfield, CT

It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of our friend and former CEO, Gloria McAdam. For more than 30 years, Gloria McAdam was Foodshare. Her passion for both our cause and the people we served knew no bounds - and were it not for her steadfast vision, we wouldn’t be the organization we are today.

Gloria retired from Foodshare in 2014 in order to take the helm of GardenShare, an organization that fights hunger in the Canton, NY area where she grew up. At the time of her departure she was quoted as saying: "While I leave Foodshare with a great deal of sadness, I know the team we've built shares my passion for fighting hunger and ending its causes and will be terrific stewards of this mission. I am grateful for the community, volunteers, and staff support that has helped us grow Foodshare from a tiny, grass-roots organization to one that is currently building our capacity to both feed hungry people and engage in programs to end hunger in the region. I am so proud of the work, the staff and the dedicated volunteers who work every day to end hunger. They will always be part of my family."

Gloria will always be a part of our family and we will honor her legacy each and every day by providing food to people in need and addressing the root causes of hunger in the communities we have the privilege to serve.

About Foodshare

Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community. Foodshare is the Feeding America food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties, where 121,000 people struggle with hunger. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. Last year, Foodshare distributed more than 11 million meals worth of food to a network of nearly 300 local food pantries, meal programs, and Mobile Foodshare sites. And, because it takes more than food to end hunger, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.

Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank. For more information, visit www.foodshare.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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