Paco Vélez, CEO of Feeding South Florida™, is pleased to announce that Plantation resident Jim Alcock has been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors for a three-year term. He is general manager of the Miami branch of C&S Wholesale Grocers, the lead supply chain company in the food industry today – and the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S.
The Board of Directors at Feeding South Florida is a dedicated and passionate group of individuals committed to the mission of ending hunger in South Florida. According to Feeding South Florida’s records, 785,040 individuals in South Florida struggle to put food on the table; 280,630 of those are children and 150,000 are older adults. The food insecurity rate in South Florida is 13.7 percent.
C&S Wholesale Grocers supports Feeding South Florida almost on a daily basis. Alcock met Vélez through Feeding South Florida’s support of C&S’ local reading program, which donates 290,000 books to children, schools and libraries in C&S communities.
Prior to joining C&S, Alcock was a facility leader at H-E-B, which operates more than 340 stores in a number of formats, including superstores, supermarkets and gourmet markets, for nearly 12 years. Before that time, he was a major in the U.S. Army for over 11 years.
“As a Feeding South Florida board member, I’m excited to help serve the South Florida community and support its mission to end hunger,” said Alcock. “I’m also looking forward to assisting the organization with logistics, to ensure its long-term success.”
“We are very pleased that Jim has joined our Board,” said Vélez. “With his expertise in supply chain logistics and his passion for ending hunger in South Florida, he is an asset to Feeding SouthFlorida’s success.”
Alcock holds a BBA in Management from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys golf, running and volunteering.
About Feeding South Florida™
Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida™ is one of 200 member food banks in the Feeding America™ network, the sole Feeding America food bank in South Florida, and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the region, serving 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population. Through a local network of approximately 350 nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida distributes almost 40 million pounds of food annually, serving 785,040 individuals in need of food assistance, 280,630 of whom are children, and 150,000 are older adults, throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. For more information, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.