The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and policy implementation of the Alliance.
The Operations Director is responsible for accounts receivable and payable, human resources, and also assists with annual budgeting.
Food Sourcing & Logistics Director
The Director of Food Sourcing & Logistics is responsible for acquiring food and other essential products and services for the regional food banks.
Keeping the issues of hunger, the availability of direct relief programs and opportunities for donors in the public awareness through paid, earned and social media, as well as press events and promotions is the job of the Communications Director.
Mary Bea Gross
The Development Director plans, organizes and directs ongoing and special project funding programs for the Alliance. This includes funding from private foundations, individuals, corporations, events, governmental grants and more. The director represents the Alliance in the community, educating individuals and organizations about hunger in Arkansas.
Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign Director
The Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign Director manages the development and implementation of the campaign’s 5-year plan to end childhood hunger in Arkansas. The director oversees campaign personnel and volunteers and works with national, state and local partners to advocate for and expand child hunger programs and assess their effectiveness.
Cooking Matters Director
The Cooking Matters Director works with agencies across the state to implement Cooking Matters programming by providing them with ongoing technical support, training, and program management assistance.
Breakfast Program Director
The Breakfast Director works with superintendents, principals and child nutrition directors to implement new ways to serve breakfast at school including Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab & Go or Second Chance options that make breakfast a part of every student’s morning schedule.
Out-Of-School Programs Director
The Out-of-School Programs Director oversees and coordinates the recruitment and retention strategies of afterschool and summer feeding programs throughout the state. Additionally, the director acts as liaison between the Campaign, agencies, and other partners to further Arkansas children’s access to food outside of school hours.
Executive Assistant & Membership Manager
The Executive Assistant & Membership Manager serves as the primary contact and support of our members as well as the assistant to our executive director.
Cooking Matters at the Store
The Cooking Matters at the Store field manager organizes and executes in-store grocery tours that teach participants how to make smart, economical, and nutritious food choices on tight budgets.
Food Sourcing and Logistics Programs Coordinator
The Food Sourcing and Logistics Programs Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Arkansas Gleaning Project and Arkansas Beef Project.
SNAP Advocates work with under served populations who are eligible for SNAP benefits but are currently not enrolled. They train agencies and volunteers to help eligible individuals apply for SNAP benefits, and monitor federal legislation that impacts SNAP.
The Advocacy Director implements strategies to raise awareness about legislation and policies that negatively impact access to nutritious food for Arkansas families, seniors and children. The Advocacy Director acts as a liaison between elected officials, the Alliance and the hunger relief community.