Moses Viveros, MBA, MA joins the FFEN Board of Directors with a wealth of relevant experience in the food relief sector along with a skillset and philosophy poised to support FFEN’s mission and values. As a Public Health Specialist in food security for the Minneapolis Health Department, Moses values the voices of community with the goal of empowering those with lived experience, and is committed to advocating for the food shelf shopper as well as food shelf partners.
Prior to their current role with the city of Minneapolis, Moses oversaw the development and operations for a retail market space focused on collaboration and sourcing from Indigenous resources, and also worked as community pantry program manager for Brave Space Alliance, an LGBTQ+ center in Chicago, overseeing a suite of programs offering a range of culturally-affirming pantry services both in and beyond their physical location. This work has influenced Moses’ position that “Food shelves matter because not only do they provide food to community members, but they also serve as communal spaces where neighbors can connect with and learn from each other.”
Moses serves on the Seward Community Co-op Board and also supports a coalition of mutual aid groups by serving as a volunteer organizer with the Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition. They hold a dual MA/MBA in Food Studies from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, and a BA in Sustainability Studies.