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Sacramento’s oldest, continuously-serving food bank.
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    The Board of Directors of River City Food Bank (RCFB) announced today that veteran executive director Eileen Thomas will retire in 2019. “We have been blessed with Eileen’s leadership through so many pivotal moments for this organization.

    We have admired Eileen’s vision and collaborative effort over her 15 years of service. We will always be so grateful,” says Mary Hudak, Board President of the organization. Under Thomas’ direction, RCFB has grown out of necessity, now serving more than 110,000 people and distributing more than 1.8 million pounds of food annually. Headquartered in midtown Sacramento, RCFB expanded into the Arden Arcade neighborhood earlier this year. The organization has served Sacramento County for 50 years, providing healthy emergency food and other services in the fight against hunger, believing that no one should be hungry.

    “It’s been a profound privilege to serve the clients, volunteers and staff of River City Food Bank for the past 15 years,” said Thomas. “I retire hoping I made a difference, or at least brought a spotlight to food insecurity in our region.” The River City Food Bank Board of Directors will be conducting a search to replace Thomas, and hopes to introduce their new executive director at the River City Food Bank’s annual fundraising event, Empty Bowls.

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    River City Food Bank has served Sacramento County for 50 years, providing healthy emergency food and other services in the fight against hunger, believing that no one should be hungry.
    RCFB is a $1.5 million organization poised for continued growth. We are headquartered in a building we own at 1800 28th Street, Sacramento; and this year we expanded into the Arden Arcade neighborhood at the St. Matthew’s Center, 2300 Edison Ave, Sacramento. Each year, we serve more than 110,000 people and distribute more than 1.8 million pounds of food thanks to the 27,000+ hours donated by volunteers and the dedication of 12 staff and an active Board of Directors. Our commitment to the dignity of people is exemplified in our compassionate volunteers and staff, and in the choice method of food distribution that we offer our guests.
    The Executive Director will be ready to join with the Board to lead RCFB in pursuing its strategic goals and will possess the communication and management skills needed to inspire, motivate and empower others to meet River City Food Bank’s mission. The ideal candidate will have proven abilities in fundraising, program oversight, collaborative ventures and constituency building in addition to a solid background in financial and staff management. Working with individuals, foundations, corporations and public entities in raising significant funds is a key component of the position, along with serving as the chief spokesperson for the organization and communicating RCFB’s purpose and programs to the public.

    Leadership Skills/Attributes:

    • Experience supervising and managing people; able to delegate
    • Ability to collaborate with Board, staff and volunteers; plan, organize and implement activities appropriate to the advancement of organizational goals
    • Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, building teams
    • Strategic thinking and business acumen
    • Fundamentals of accounting with an ability to plan, monitor and evaluate budgets
    • Excellent oral and written communications
    • Strong interpersonal and networking ability; Outreach/community involvement
    • Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to the mission of River City Food Bank
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    Education and Experience:

    • At least a Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience + certifications that
      demonstrate mastery of a given field of study
    • At least five years of progressive executive experience within an organization of at least
      10 employees
    • Preferred experience in nonprofit organizations, food industry management, with previous food banking experience and issues related to hunger a plus
    • Knowledge of human service systems, public relations and marketing, fundraising for charitable causes, organizational planning and human resource management
    • The Board of Directors has established a salary range and a competitive benefits package that reflects our commitment to excellence in leadership. It is our goal that the successful candidate be able to start work no later than 3/01/19. Actual start date prior to 3/01/19 is negotiable. Interested Applicants: Please submit a cover letter that explains how your interest and experience align with the leadership skills and attributes stated, a current resume, and three

    references to:

    RCFB Search Committee
    c/o Kim Tucker, The Impact Foundry
    2031 K Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    Via email to: *protected email*
    Mailed and emailed submissions are welcome. Emailed submissions are encouraged. Please
    save all documents to one PDF file and name your file to match this protocol:
    LastName_FirstName. Submissions due by 11/30/18.

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  • 11/26/18--15:18: “Flip the Switch” Event
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    The Board of Directors of River City Food Bank (RCFB) announced today that Amanda McCarthy has been hired as incoming executive director. McCarthy is a nonprofit professional with two decades of experience, including in the food bank sector, and will take over for Eileen Thomas, who is retiring.

    “We have grown tremendously under Eileen’s leadership, and sought a successor who can continue to advance our mission while preserving our client-centered culture. We have found that servant leader in Amanda McCarthy and are thrilled to welcome her to our organization,‘’ says  Mary Hudak, Board President of RCFB. McCarthy will leave her position as senior manager of community relations for Golden 1 Credit Union to assume leadership of River City Food Bank.

    With its headquarters at 28th & R in Sacramento, RCFB’s effective ‘boots on the ground’ approach led it to open a second location on the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church campus to serve northern Arden Arcade. It was identified by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, the area’s Feeding American affiliate and a partner of River City Food Bank, as a neighborhood with high food insecurity and scarce resources. And most recently, RCFB installed a commercial refrigerator/freezer unit that will allow it to support other food distribution agencies in the Arden Arcade area.

    “A lot of people in our community are affected by hunger, many of them children and seniors. River City Food Bank is critical to meeting these needs. I’m excited to be part of this effort to serve people who are hungry, and to further the organization’s legacy of serving them with dignity, compassion and respect,” said Ms. McCarthy, who will join RCFB in March and work with Thomas to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.
    The community will have the opportunity to meet McCarthy at River City Food Bank’s annual Empty Bowls event on March 25, 2019.
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    River City Food Bank: As Sacramento’s oldest, continuously-serving food bank, our mission is to alleviate hunger in Sacramento County by providing healthy emergency food and other assistance, offering referrals and promoting self-sufficiency through a variety of programs. From seniors to children, from the homeless to the working poor, we assist all struggling individuals and families in Sacramento County.

    RCFB Press Release_New Exec Director

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