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Manna Welcomes New Executive Director Minerva Delgado
It is with great enthusiasm that Manna Food Center welcomes Minerva Delgado as its new executive director. Delgado is an accomplished nonprofit professional with over twenty years of experience, most recently serving as the Director of Agency Resources at the Food Bank For New York City.
A desire for social and economic justice is the driving force for Delgado. An experienced policy analyst, organizer, and program manager, she has worked extensively on issues of poverty, hunger, public benefits, civil and human rights. Delgado has built consensus and power in coalitions across race, ethnicity, religion, gender and class to address important societal issues.
In addition to her work at the Food Bank For New York City, Delgado has also held senior positions at the Children’s Defense Fund and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. She taught at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she co-founded the Women of Color Policy Network.
“Minerva is an incredible asset to Manna Food Center,” says former executive director, Kim Damion. “At a time when Manna is serving more food insecure residents than ever before in its 30 year history, Minerva’s expertise and vision will truly benefit the individuals and families that we serve. Manna could not have found a better person to serve in this role.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Manna Food Center and look forward to serving the residents of Montgomery County”, stated Delgado. “The organization is well positioned to face the challenges before it and I look forward to guiding it through this critical stage of its development with the ongoing support of the Montgomery County community.”