Joe Schoeningh, Director of Special Projects
Joe Schoeningh has been involved with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County since joining its original Board of Directors in January 1984. Joe became Volunteer Coordinator on the Food Bank’s staff in 1995. Under his guidance, the volunteer program expanded to provide 55% of its labor, the equivalent of about 40 full-time employees. Schoeningh was appointed Assistant Director in 1999 and named Executive Director in 2003. As Executive Director, he successfully helped to lead the Within Our Reach Capital Campaign of $8.5 million to renovate the 122,000 square foot building we operate in today.
After nearly 10 successful years as Executive Director, Joe will begin transitioning into retirement after training new CEO Nicole Suydam. In the interim, Joe will serve as Director of Special Projects, continuing to advise and consult Food Bank staff on a variety of ongoing projects.