Read on for 5 questions answered by our new CEO, Dan Maher, and then check back next week for Part 2 where he will answer 5 more questions.
What inspired you to build the career you have today?
Giving back to others through service was ingrained in our family by my parents. So, I suppose my first steps in this direction were a product of that upbringing. As for the reasons for getting involved specifically in food bank work, I would say there are two. The first reason is simply gratitude for the blessings that have kept me and my family from struggling with hunger and expressing that gratitude by serving others who do face hunger. The second reason is related because in a nation where we have such an abundance of resources, I could not live with myself if I didn’t do something to try to connect those in need to those resources.