THE Surrey Food Bank Board of Directors on Tuesday announced the appointment of Feezah Jaffer as executive director.
“The board and staff are excited to welcome Feezah Jaffer to role of executive director” said Susan Byrom, President of the Surrey Food Bank Society Board. “Feezah’s expertise in food security and the food banking industry has grown substantially through many years of hands-on leadership serving the not-for-profit sector, most recently as associate executive director at the Surrey Food Bank. A passionate collaborator, Feezah will be responsible for leading the food bank into its next stage of growth and a new building. We’re excited to see the vision of a new food bank come to life, better equipped to meet our client’s needs.”
Feezah said: “I would like to thank the Surrey Food Bank board of directors, staff and volunteers for this wonderful opportunity to lead the Surrey Food Bank into a new era of growth and service to our community. The stories of our clients, the challenges they face and the resilience and strength they have is what motivates and drives me to grow our community beyond hunger.”
Feezah brings over eight years of experience serving the not-for-profit sector with a diverse portfolio of roles focused on food security and community leadership. She is a graduate of Baylor University, and holds a Master of Arts from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.