West Texas Food Bank

West Texas Food Bank Announces Libby Campbell To Take Deputy Director Position

West Texas Food Bank Announces Libby Campbell To Take Deputy Director Position May 29, 2012

West Texas Food Bank Announces Key Executive Promotion
Libby Campbell Takes Deputy Director Position Effective June 1, 2012

Odessa—Today the West Texas Food Bank (WTFB) announced that Libby Campbell has been promoted to the newly created position of Deputy Director effective June 1, 2012. This new assignment has been made in response to the nonprofit’s growth and to help support future expansion. In this new role, Campbell will be responsible for Food Bank events, fundraising, board development and community awareness, among other duties.

"Libby is a dynamic leader who has the vision, the values and the passion to help lead the West Texas Food Bank into the future," said Augie Fernandes, Executive Director of the West Texas Food Bank. “She knows the people in our community, she understands their needs and she brings to our operation a whole host of knowledge and experience creating grassroots campaigns that is priceless.”

Campbell, an Odessa native and graduate of Permian High, most recently served as Vice President of Food 2 Kids, a nonprofit which partners with the West Texas Food Bank to provide kid-friendly, nutritious food to elementary-school children over the weekend. There, Campbell helped to increase program enrollment by 400 percent and recruited and managed over 800 community volunteers, among other milestones. Prior to Food 2 Kids, Campbell’s work included serving as Merry Marketplace Auction Chair for the Junior League Odessa and will be incoming Chair for Volunteers in Public Schools, or VIPS, in her local Ector County ISD school. She also has extensive nonprofit board experience, serving with Harmony Home, Midland/Odessa Symphony and Choral, Permian Playhouse and Children’s Miracle Network.

“Libby’s accomplishments speak to her dedication to the Permian Basin community as a whole,” said Christopher Upton, WTFB Board President and Architect with Parkhill, Smith and Cooper in Midland. “The Board of Directors welcomes her energy and commitment to ending hunger in West Texas.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to become a part of the West Texas Food Bank team,” Campbell said. “I look forward to helping expound on recent success and grow the Food Bank brand into a name that every family in the Permian Basin and Big Bend knows, loves and trusts.”

About the West Texas Food Bank

The West Texas Food Bank (WTFB) is a nonprofit, non-governmental hunger relief organization that distributes donated and purchased food through a network of Partner Agencies in 22 counties throughout West Texas. The WTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and senior citizens through strategic partnerships with civic and corporate groups, as well as private donors.

Founded in 1985, the WTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org), the nation’s largest network of hunger relief organizations. In 2011, WTFB fed approximately 791,990 individuals and 183,609 families. Last fiscal year, WTFB provided almost 9 million meals through their efforts. Every dollar donated provides four meals for the hungry, and 95 cents of every dollar goes directly to feed hungry West Texans.

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