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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sheila Christopher
Executive Director
Phone: 724-941-1472
Fax: 724-213-9102
Email:
sachristopher@pafoodbanks.org

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In 1987, Sheila began her food banking career with the Washington – Greene Community Action Agency overseeing the food bank program and child and adult care food program. In 1992, she left to operate the Greene County Food Bank later to be known as the Corner Cupboard Food Bank. In early 2001, the membership of Pennsylvania Association Regional Food Banks dba Hunger-Free PA [state association of food banks and charitable food organizations] hired Sheila as their first employee. In 2002, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) was piloted in Southwest Pennsylvania with a caseload of 5,000. In 2003, the program grew to 30 counties and a caseload of over 15,000. The program remained stagnant until 2010 when it expanded to all 67 counties targeted to serve 10% of the seniors eligible for the program. Today the CSFP serves 36,218 seniors each month. Sheila has received several accommodations from USDA for her management of the program in Pennsylvania.

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SHEILA CHRISTOPHER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

In 1987, Sheila began her food banking career with the Washington – Greene Community Action Agency overseeing the food bank program and child and adult care food program. In 1992, she left to operate the Greene County Food Bank later to be known as the Corner Cupboard Food Bank. In early 2001, the membership of Pennsylvania Association Regional Food Banks dba Hunger-Free PA [state association of food banks and charitable food organizations] hired Sheila as their first employee. In 2002, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) was piloted in Southwest Pennsylvania with a caseload of 5,000. In 2003, the program grew to 30 counties and a caseload of over 15,000. The program remained stagnant until 2010 when it expanded to all 67 counties targeted to serve 10% of the seniors eligible for the program. Today the CSFP serves 36,218 seniors each month. Sheila has received several accommodations from USDA for her management of the program in Pennsylvania.