Erick has been a part of the Food Bank’s work for more than 20 years. He began as a volunteer back 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 18 million pounds this past year. Erick became Director of Operations in FY2011 and has successfully integrated many new initiatives, including the Mobile Pantry and Grocery Rescue Programs. Erick and his team are responsible for acquiring, storing and distributing the 34 million pounds of food that will go out to 208 partner agencies and direct distribution sites this year.