In the Office with… is a new series from The Chattery to provide valuable information and resources in short, free 30 minute sessions.

This Q & A Session is with Sophie Moore, the Director of Community Outreach and Healthcare Partnerships at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, and will talk about the Chattanooga Area Food Bank's response to COVID-19.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic's economic impact, Chattanooga Area Food Bank ("Food Bank") has experienced an overall 30% increase in the need for their services, with some programs doubling in demand. At the same time, donations from major food donors like manufacturers and grocery stores have decreased. The Food Bank has added new food distributions and expanded current programs to respond to the need in the communities it serves. The format of these distributions has also changed to low/no touch methods like drive thru to reduce the risk of transmission and protect clients, volunteers and staff.

Founded in 1972, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s mission is to lead a network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition in our region. In its 20-county service area in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia, 1 in 8 people, including 1 in 5 children, are food insecure. Annually, the Food Bank distributes more than 15 million pounds of food through its network of partner agencies to serve children, families, seniors, veterans and others who are facing hunger. The Food Bank is a proud member of Feeding America, the largest hunger relief umbrella nonprofit organization in the U.S.

About the presenter:

Sophie Moore is Director of Community Outreach and Healthcare Partnerships at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. She joined the Food Bank in April 2018 and is responsible for leading strategic communications and implementing its healthcare partnerships initiative. Sophie serves on the leadership team that is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and has provided guidance for such other issues as the 2019 partial federal government shutdown. With more than 15 years of experience, Sophie has provided crisis and issues management expertise in diverse settings for government, corporate, agency and nonprofit organizations. Originally from North Georgia, Sophie graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Human and Organizational Development. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Tennessee, Southeastern Chapter.


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