Erick has been a part of the Food Bank’s work for more than 25 years. He began as a volunteer in 1995, was hired shortly after, and has continuously assumed greater responsibilities over the years. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Food Banks history and growth. He was instrumental in overseeing the growth of the Food Bank’s farm-fresh produce distribution as it has increased from 1.2 million pounds in 2005 to almost 23 million pounds in 2021. Erick became Director of Operations in FY2011 and has successfully integrated many new initiatives, including the Mobile Pantry, Grocery Rescue, and Strategic Partnership Programs. Erick became VP of Operations in FY22 where his voice is integral in Food Bank strategy. He and his team are responsible for acquiring, storing, and distributing the 52 million pounds of food that will go out to 400+ partner agencies and direct distribution sites this year.