Allison Pratt has been a member of the Food Bank team since 2005. As Chief of Partnerships and Strategy, she implements the Food Bank’s public policy agenda, which includes working closely with elected officials and their staff to improve programs that address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Additionally, she works with local and statewide groups, including the California Hunger Action Coalition, to further the anti-hunger message, and empower community members to become advocates. Prior to joining the Food Bank, Allison worked as a lobbyist for the California Tax Reform Association, which advocates for a more progressive, comprehensive system of taxation, coordinating a statewide initiative campaign. Allison’s past professional experiences also include media and government relations for nonprofit organizations and foundations in Washington, D.C. Allison received her B.A. in economics from the University of California at Davis and her M.P.P. from American University.