It’s with great excitement that we announce Regi Young as Alameda County Community Food Bank’s new Executive Director!
On September 7, Regi will formally take over for Suzan Bateson, ACCFB’s fearless leader since 2001.
Regi joins ACCFB from Houston Food Bank – the largest food bank in the country – where he is currently Chief Strategy Officer. He brings a wealth of experience in non-profit leadership and food banking to ACCFB, including leading HFB’s hunger relief programming which provided the equivalent of 207 million meals last year. He also oversees Houston Food Bank’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and has led the organization’s strategy to examine the outcomes of hunger-relief efforts on health and economic opportunity.
“I’ve had the pleasure to be in the Feeding America network for 11 years, and for 11 years I’ve only heard great things about this organization,” shares Regi. “ACCFB is known nationally to be creative, innovative, and community-centric in its approach to service, which are all attributes that I value. ACCFB is also in a unique position to demonstrate to other food banks the impact our sector can have on addressing the root causes of poverty. This is a belief that I share and look forward to working with staff, partners, and neighbors to realize.”
We’re at a pivotal point, and plenty of work remains to help our community through this pandemic. In Regi, ACCFB – and our community – gains an enthusiastic visionary and community champion. His expertise and commitment to food security make him the ideal match to guide ACCFB into its next chapter. We’re grateful he has chosen to bring his passion for this work to Alameda County – and we’re excited for you to get to know him!
Thank you for your commitment and unwavering support of the Food Bank’s mission to pursue a hunger-free community.
ACCFB Board of Directors
Beth Strachan, Chair