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Call for new Board Members

Call for new Board Members

Foundation for Essential Needs (FFEN) plays a unique role in the hunger-relief system, transforming food shelf spaces and operations to meet the evolving needs of each local community.  FFEN strengthens food shelves from the inside out, building up their...

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Meet Alyssa Rebensdorf, Board Member

Meet Alyssa Rebensdorf, Board Member

Alyssa Rebensdorf considers feeding people not only as a way to meet an essential need, but more importantly, as a way to sustain and strengthen community. Her “food equals love” philosophy is just one of the many ways that make her an ideal addition to the FFEN Board...

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FFEN Essentials: Food Shelf Leader Cohort

FFEN Essentials: Food Shelf Leader Cohort

Food shelf leaders often wear multiple hats and enter their positions with limited previous experience in the hunger relief sector.  On a daily basis, they are responding to the constant demands of running a food shelf, leaving little time for planning, assessing...

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