August 3, 2010

The NonProfit Times named Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, to its annual NPT Power and Influence Top 50.

The annual list features the nonprofit sector's top executives and thinkers who were, according to The NonProfit Times,"selected for the impact they have now and for the innovative plans they are putting in place to evolve the charitable sector."

"I'm honored to be included in this group of distinguished nonprofit leaders, but the real recognition should go to our 202 network members and the thousands of volunteers who make our work possible," said Escarra.

In its description of Escarra, The NonProfit Times wrote:"Food is only partly about hunger. It's about overall health, children and the nation's health reform plans. Escarra gets it. They're feeding more people (37 million) due in part to fundraising brought about by smart re-branding. She is in constant partnership frenzy. Escarra lobbied for the Farm Bill, taking food from where it starts to people who need it."

"We are very pleased to see Vicki's hard work and smart strategies recognized by the The Nonprofit Times," said David Brearton, the Board Chair of Feeding America."We are proud of the great strides Vicki has made in increasing the donation of both food and funds to Feeding America in this time of great need."

Vicki Escarra joined Feeding America in March of 2006, following a 30 year career with Delta Airlines.

The NonProfit Times' annual"Power and Influence Top 50" were selected by the publication's staff and several members of the nonprofit community (none of whom were permitted to be part of the list).


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