President & CEO
I was a single MOM with 5 children to support had just lost a job #metoo and needed to work!
Sight unseen, not knowing what a food bank was, I interviewed for the position as Executive Director and was hired immediately. Social Justice has always been my forte.
Borderlands was a traditional food bank, giving out government commodity product, something I worked on immediately to change. Families needing help should not have to show proof of need and so we jumped over that hoop. Secondly the most basic of human rights is food, but we decided it was nutritious food and living in the center of the produce industry the decision was made to rescue fresh produce that was unsaleable get it to families and help stop food waste. At that point Borderlands was BORN!