Executive Director, Jessica Francis
Jessica has been fighting hunger in professional and volunteer roles since 2002. She served as the Associate Director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota for nearly 10 years and played a key role in the creation of the Minnesota Food HelpLine in 2008. Jessica also led the administration of the Walk to End Hunger at Mall of America, and after leaving her position at Hunger Solutions Minnesota, she served as a sponsorship consultant for Walk to End Hunger. Through her most recent position as Development and Communications Director at United Way St. Croix Valley, she supported an expansion of hunger-fighting work, including the launch of Farmers Fighting Hunger program and a new Mobile Pantry.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College in Religion. Jessica is a 2018 graduate of the New Richmond Community Foundation’s Leadership Trust Initiative. She also served as the founding Board President of the Somerset Community Food Pantry, served as the Board Secretary of United Way St. Croix Valley, and currently serves on the Education Committee at St. Anne’s School. Jessica lives in Somerset with her husband and three children.
Carol Hanson, Food Shelf Coordinator
Carol coordinates the day-to-day operations of the food shelf, including managing food deliveries and food stocking, working with volunteers, and serving customers. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Cindy Klatt, Mobile Food Shelf Program Coordinator
Cindy coordinates our Mobile Food Shelf as well as our Produce Fair and Wildcard Wednesday programs. This work includes managing volunteers, driving the Mobile Food Shelf truck, and supporting outreach for our programs. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Board of Directors
Amy Brown, Chair, Amy Brown Insurance Agency Inc.
Mary Westberg, Vice Chair, Retired Community Member
Jeff Hagen, Treasurer, Vice President Business Banking, Bremer Bank
Tom Rassmussen, Secretary, Retired Community Member
Bob Ehren, Senior Vice President, Individual Products, Securian Financial Group
Claudia Millington, Retired Community Member
Bill Burns, Bill Burns Insurance Agency
Doug Ryden, Retired Community Member
Brian Whitemarsh, Vice President, Commercial Banking, CorTrust Bank