Elizabeth GomezChief Impact Officer

Liz joined the Food Bank in 1997 and has more than 25 years of experience working with low-income communities to improve their health and well-being. As Chief Impact Officer, Liz oversees the Client Services, Operations, and Programs Departments, which make up the largest workgroup at the Food Bank, and together work to align strategic initiatives with a community-centric approach. As the former Director of Client Services, Liz has developed outreach programs for Alameda County’s low-income populations that increase their access to healthy food. Some of those programs include community outreach for CalFresh/SNAP, summer lunch and school meal initiatives, the Food Bank’s Food Helpline, and most recently, the total restaging of the Foodnow.net website. Under her leadership, the Food Bank has developed the most extensive and longest-standing outreach programs in the State.  Liz’s passion for finding innovative ways to make it easier for people to access food and resources fuels her energy. During her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with family,  friends, and her dog, Lobo.