Loaves & Fishes Announces New Executive Director!
One of New Haven’s oldest and largest food pantries hires Lorrice Grant to be the new ED
Loaves & Fishes New Haven is excited to announce that they’ve hired Lorrice Grant to be their new Executive Director. Most recently the Director of Operations at Haven’s Harvest, Lorrice is a New Haven native who has been making a positive impact on her community for decades. She is a seasoned community nutritionist, and she is a passionate advocate for food justice. As a board member of the Community Placemaking and Engagement Network; a member of Witnesses to Hunger; a member of the New Haven Food Policy Council; and a member of the second cohort of The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven’s Nonprofit Management Program for Emerging Leaders of Color. Lorrice brings with her a depth and breadth of nonprofit leadership experience that will strengthen the food and clothing support L&F offers their neighbors every Saturday. “I’m excited to step into this new role at Loaves & Fishes,” Lorrice said, “and am eager to use my experience and skills to support and enhance the long-standing relationship that Loaves & Fishes has in the community.” President of the L&F Board Don Edwards said, “We are delighted that Lorrice is joining the leadership team at Loaves & Fishes. Her deep roots in the New Haven community will help us broaden our outreach and enhance our partnerships with other service organizations so that together, we may serve our neighbors efficiently and effectively while recognizing their dignity and our shared humanity.” Lorrice will be taking the helm of the oldest and one of the largest food pantries and clothing closets in Greater New Haven, which provides groceries and clothing to between 300-400 people on an average Saturday morning. In addition to offering emergency food assistance, Lorrice looks forward to collaborating with other service providers and advocates to move New Haven toward a more just and equitable food landscape.
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Connecticut Affiliations The Coordinated Food Assistance Network, founded by CARE and other emergency food and service providers including Loaves and Fishes, aims to build a unified system of food assistance that ensures equitable, dignified, and culturally appropriate access to nutritious food for all residents of Greater New Haven.
The New Haven Food Policy Council looks to build a food system that nourishes all people in a just and sustainable manner.
CARE identifies solutions through community engaged research and has been a leader in collecting data on food insecurity in New Haven.