President and CEO , North Texas Food Bank
Jan Pruitt is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Texas Food Bank since 1997. She also serves as chair of Feeding America's board of directors. Under her leadership, NTFB has experienced exceptional growth—and today provides access to more than 170,000 meals each day to hungry North Texans. The North Texas Food Bank is embarking on a strategic plan to improve the quality of life in North Texas by increasing the number of annual meals provided to 92 million by 2025.
Prior to her work at the North Texas Food Bank, Jan served as executive director of both the Texas Food Bank Network (now Feeding Texas) and the Lancaster Outreach Center. She is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and speaks on issues of hunger, leadership and social justice. In addition to her Feeding America board position, Jan currently serves or has served on numerous boards including Crossroads Community Services, International Women’s Forum, Three Square Food Bank, Women’s Council of Greater Dallas County, and Leadership Dallas.
Jan and her husband, Charles, reside in Dallas, and are parents of four grown children and four grandchildren.