The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Meals Financial institution has appointed a brand new chief practically a 12 months after its longtime CEO quietly and abruptly left the nonprofit at a time of unprecedented want.
The Meals Financial institution introduced final week that its board chosen veteran Meals Financial institution government Casey Castillo, who has served because the company’s interim CEO, to permanently lead the group. Castillo has labored on the Meals Financial institution since 2008 and beforehand served as its chief monetary officer and vp of finance and administration.
Our Lisa Halverstadt broke the information final 12 months that Jim Floros, who had served because the Meals Financial institution’s CEO for practically 9 years, abruptly left the nonprofit final July. Final fall, Castillo mentioned the Meals Financial institution was serving practically 550,000 individuals a month however was planning for future upticks in want together with rising meals prices and the tip of pandemic-tied help and enhanced unemployment.
“We count on to feed lots of people all through the following couple years at an identical tempo,” Castillo mentioned.
Starvation organizations throughout the nation, together with San Diego’s two main meals banks, have reported dramatic spikes in demand in latest months. Final week, Castillo told NBC 7 San Diego he’s predicting much more want in coming weeks as a consequence of an anticipated July discount in state meals stamp advantages and the tip of the varsity 12 months, which can depart tens of hundreds of low-income college students with out entry to free and reduced-price meals in school.