Andrew Morehouse Executive Director

Andrew Morehouse - The Food Bank of Western Mass

Andrew Morehouse is responsible for the overall management of The Food Bank. He also engages in public education and advocacy, carries out fundraising and “friendraising,” and serves on several non-profit boards of directors. Morehouse has served as the Executive Director since 2005 and has devoted his entire professional career to the non-profit sector and, specifically, to social and economic justice issues. Prior to The Food Bank, he was the founding director for ten years of a community development corporation devoted to asset-building strategies of, for, and by low-income residents in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Morehouse has also worked in Washington, DC in community-based programs in the Salvadoran refugee community and in public policy think tanks on U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. Morehouse has a B.A. in Anthropology from Bates College, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, and a M.B.A. from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Morehouse has traveled extensively in Latin America, and is bilingual and bicultural.

Shirley Del Rio Director of Food Operations

Shirley oversees all food operations, including food sourcing, inventory management, distribution and delivery, facilities and food safety. She has been with The Food Bank since 2001, when she began as an Agency Services Clerk. Prior to that, she worked at UPS in the OSND-Internationals division, managing logistics, supervising staff and package processing.

Christina MaxwellDirector of Programs

Christina oversees all programs including Nutrition, member agency Capacity Building, SNAP Outreach & Enrollment, and member Agency Relations. Before coming to The Food Bank, Christina ran a small community-based nonprofit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was an international affairs associate at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, DC.

Richard Watkins Human Resources Manager

Richard oversees all Human Resources functions, including benefits management, recruitment and selection, employee retention, professional development, employee relations and conflict resolution. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at RCAP Solutions in Worcester. He is a member of The Society of Human Resources Professionals.

National Donut Day Beer Pairing Party

On Friday, June 1, bakeries will compete for the best beer and donut pairing, while you sample and vote for your favorite.