SPEAKER

 
Paula Sussmore is the new Executive Director of the Apache Junction Food Bank.  She has been on the job just a little over 2 months.  She had previous experience with the Red Cross and the Girl Scouts.
Twenty grocery stores provide the area food banks with surplus food.  From January 1 through May 31, the AJ Food Bank provided 17,000 pounds of food to 40,000 clients.  Paula is starting an emphasis on healthier eating styles that will involve recipes and cooking classes.  The nine organizations in the local area that provide food have formed a network to share information and needs.  Paula thanked the Rotary club for its generous support of the food bank over the years.  Len asked if they had started working on getting a second refrigerated truck.  Her answer was "Not yet".