If someone is food insecure, that means they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That was an issue even before the pandemic: the U.S. rate for food insecurity is 15.4%, but it’s 17.3% in Central Texas, and even higher in some counties. For children, the rate is as high as 27%, putting everyone's future in peril.
Derrick Chubbs is the President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank, which provides more than 64.6 million pounds of food and grocery items across 21 counties. He'll tell us what's happening, and what we all can do to help.
About our speaker:Before joining CTFB in November 2016, Derrick spent nearly 10 years with the American Red Cross where he served as the National Vice President of Humanitarian Services for Disaster Workforce Readiness and as the Division Vice President for the Southwest and Rocky Mountains Division, and was responsible for the operations in nine states, which comprised of more than 130 locations, over 500 employees, 20,000 volunteers and fundraising revenue of over $70M. Derrick also served as the CEO of the American Red Cross of Central Texas, and as the Texas State Relations Representative on legislative and government relations issues.
Before making the shift to the Non-Profit sector with the American Red Cross, Derrick spent almost 20 years in the for- profit technology industry where he held senior leadership roles at companies such as IBM Corp., Pervasive Software Inc., and Dell.
Derrick is a graduate of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and has earned certificates in Project Management and Managerial Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.