Mission and Vision - The Foodbank of Southern California
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Mission and Vision

The Foodbank’s mission is to provide basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community’s hungry citizens and to ensure that no individual go hungry, not even for a single day.

Mission and Vision of the Food Bank of Southern California

As long as there are hungry children, families and seniors in our community, The Foodbank of Southern California intends to be to major force in the fight against hunger.

The Foodbank will continue to:

  • expand distribution services to charitable organizations not currently in the agency network;
  • sustain and expand the base of wholesome nutritional food donors;
  • and receive feedback from our constituent agencies that client’s well-being, health and/or educational outcomes are improving.

Board of Directors

Honorary Chair – H. Delano Roosevelt: (U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council: President & CEO)

Chair – Alice Harris (Parents of Watts: Founder and Executive Director)

Treasurer – Giuseppe Briguglio (Heritage Fine Foods Inc.: CEO)

CEO – John Knapp* (Foodbank of Southern California: Executive Director)*

Director – Reverend Gregg Bynum (Lighthouse Community Church: Pastor)

Director – Richard Gayton (Lakeside Virtual Family Office: CEO)

Director – Sheryl Stewart (Mama Cita’s Homemade Cookies & Treats: CEO)

* Paid Professional Staff

Food Bank of Southern California Board of Directors


CEO / Executive Director – John Knapp

President – Jeanne Cooper



food bank of southern california staff

The Foodbank of Southern California does not employ any lobbyists in the California legislature or in Washington D.C.