For Immediate Release
July 12, 2021
RIVER CITY FOOD BANK ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND NEW BOARD MEMBERS
SACRAMENTO, CA — River City Food Bank (RCFB), Sacramento’s oldest continually-operating food bank, has elected Laura Knauss, Principal at Lionakis as President of the Board of Directors effective July 1. Khanh-Nhat Tran-Viet, Director of Community Hospital Partnerships and Affiliations with UC Davis Health will serve as Vice President and Sara Floor, Communication Manager with California State Association of Counties, will serve as Immediate Past President. Other executive committee members include Erin Teague, Government Affairs Director, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, as Secretary and Roger Gaskin, Vice President at First Citizens Bank, as Treasurer.
“This year’s executive committee is committed to advancing River City Food Bank’s mission to alleviate hunger in Sacramento County and I am excited for the year to come,” said RCFB Executive Director Amanda McCarthy. “We experienced a 30 percent increase in need during the pandemic, and I’m confident this group of compassionate, experienced leaders will guide RCFB toward innovative solutions for direct food distribution with dignity, compassion and respect.”
In addition to the Executive Committee, River City Food Bank elected two new board members, each serving a three-year term. New board members include Jacob Williams, Oncology Site Supervisor, Sutter, and Todd Haines, Faculty Member, California State University, Sacramento.
“I am thrilled to lead RCFB’s dynamic board,” said Knauss. “Our board members continue to play a critical role to raise awareness and support for hunger relief in our community.”
Other board members continuing their terms include Brie Boutin, Attorney with the State of California, Attorney General’s Office; Joel Gray, Executive Director CA Medicaid Health Plan for Anthem Blue Cross; Kate Malmgren, Content Specialist at VSP; Councilmember Sean Lololee, City Council Member, District 2 and owner, VIVA Markets; Bev Cole, retired; Marinda Johnson, Producer, KVIE; Sabrina Dominguez, Team Member Relations Manager, Raley’s; and Marissa O’Connor, Attorney, SMUD.
About River City Food Bank
As Sacramento’s oldest, continuously-serving food bank, River City Food Bank seeks to alleviate hunger in Sacramento County by providing healthy, emergency food and CalFresh assistance, offering referrals and promoting self-sufficiency through a variety of programs. From seniors to children, the homeless to the working poor, RCFB assists all struggling individuals and families in Sacramento County. The food bank distributes food from two locations, Midtown Sacramento and the Center at St. Matthews in Arden Arcade.