Has been with organization 19 years
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 25, 2016) — God’s Pantry Food Bank today announced that longtime CEO Marian Guinn will be leaving the organization Aug. 24.
“For 19 years, Marian has approached every day and every task at God’s Pantry Food Bank with a servant’s heart and a coach’s zeal,” said Harvie Wilkinson, president of the GPFB Board of Directors. “Her passion for the cause of eliminating food insecurity and providing nutritious options for low-income Kentuckians is infused in the staff, board and volunteers throughout the 50 counties the Food Bank serves in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
When Guinn joined God’s Pantry Food Bank as executive director in 1997, the organization was distributing 5 million pounds of food to partner agencies in 48 counties of the state. In fiscal year 2016, the Food Bank distributed 29.9 million pounds of food and groceries in its 50-county service area.
The Board of Directors is in the process of hiring a search firm to conduct a national search for the next CEO, and will soon name the interim CEO.