Vince Hall has been named Chief Government Relations Officer (CGRO) at Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Hall’s promotion to the position is effective immediately, and he will be based in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office.
Hall has served as Feeding America’s interim CGRO since February. He will oversee public policy, government relations and advocacy teams as well as lead the efforts to advance Feeding America’s policy priorities through legislative and regulatory initiatives—working with Congress, federal agencies, and the White House.
“Vince has experience and expertise in helping move forward the national agenda of the network in a way that is meaningfully centered on people facing hunger,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “His keen understanding of our network, deep public policy and communications background, and relationship-based approach to partnership building are critical to the achievement of our goal to enhance the public sector role in addressing barriers to food security.”
Hall joined Feeding America in July 2020 as Vice President of External Affairs. Prior to joining Feeding America, he served as the CEO of Feeding San Diego, the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America network member food bank in the region. Prior to Feeding San Diego, Hall’s professional experience included serving as Chief of Staff for local, state and federal elected officials including California Governor Gray Davis; Vice President, Public Affairs & Communication for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest; and Executive Director of Future of California Elections.
“If we want to end hunger in America, we need government support and legislation that provides meals and resources to people facing hunger,” said Vince Hall. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead a remarkable team that advocates for policy changes that benefit the people we serve, increase advocacy capacity across our network, build partnerships that amplify our collective voice, and increase access to nutrition for our neighbors in need. I’m confident our efforts will continue to improve outcomes for vulnerable people as we work, together, to achieve our vision of an America where no one is hungry.”
Hall serves on the board of directors of Free to Thrive, a nonprofit that provides pro bono legal services to survivors of human trafficking. Hall received a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from San Diego State University and a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
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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 5.2 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.