Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, has named Matt Knott President of the charity.
In this newly-created position, Matt will lead the efforts of the national office to support member food bank needs and shape national office priorities to meet those needs. Matt's areas of responsibility will include the food and supply chain team; network development; compliance and capability; and information technology.
During his five years with Feeding America, Matt has earned trust and confidence at all levels of our organization and across our network. Through his actions, Matt reflects the values we embrace, and he is truly committed to helping our member food banks succeed in support of our common mission.
"Matt has proved himself to be an invaluable asset to this organization," said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America."Matt brings to his role impressive expertise, a collaborative style, as well as a true passion for feeding the nation's hungry. We are truly happy that Matt is taking a larger leadership role in the Feeding America family."
Since joining Feeding America in 2008, Matt has made significant contributions to member engagement, planning, strategy formation, network efficiency, and nutrition. Prior to joining Feeding America, Matt served as Vice President for Gatorade at PepsiCo and previously as Product Group Director and in Brand Management positions in the Tropicana and Quaker business units.
His background in consumer packaged goods continues to benefit Feeding America as we work with food donors to increase the acquisition of nutritious food in our network.
Matt joined Feeding America in June 2008 as Vice President of Planning. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Planning and Analysis in February 2010 and named Chief Operating Officer in May 2011.
He earned his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and holds a master's degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.