Feeding America Names Matt Knott President

Jun 25, 2013, 14:08 ET from Feeding America

CHICAGO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, has named Matt Knott President of the charity.

In this newly-created position, Matt will lead the efforts of the national office to support member food bank needs and shape national office priorities to meet those needs.  Matt's areas of responsibility will include the food and supply chain team; network development; compliance and capability; and information technology.

During his five years with Feeding America, Matt has earned trust and confidence at all levels of our organization and across our network. Through his actions, Matt reflects the values we embrace, and he is truly committed to helping our member food banks succeed in support of our common mission.

"Matt has proved himself to be an invaluable asset to this organization," said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America. "Matt brings to his role impressive expertise, a collaborative style, as well as a true passion for feeding the nation's hungry. We are truly happy that Matt is taking a larger leadership role in the Feeding America family."

Since joining Feeding America in 2008, Matt has made significant contributions in member engagement, planning, strategy formation, network efficiency and nutrition. Prior to joining Feeding America, Matt served as Vice President for Gatorade at PepsiCo and previously as Product Group Director and in Brand Management positions in the Tropicana and Quaker business units.

His background in consumer packaged goods continues to benefit Feeding America as we work with food donors to increase the acquisition of nutritious food in our network.

Matt joined Feeding America in June, 2008 as Vice President of Planning.  He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Planning and Analysis in February, 2010, and named Chief Operating Officer in May, 2011.

He earned his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and holds a master's degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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About Feeding America
Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.  Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

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