Protectors of the Food Chain

2023 04 19 DSC 0039 croppedWe want to take a moment to spotlight three women who are leading the fight against food insecurity in Orange County. With almost 30 years of food banking experience between them, these women oversee Second Harvest’s food chain—from sourcing to operations to distribution.

Kelly Alesi (pictured right), our Director of Sourcing, Logistics and Sustainability, ensures a steady flow of healthy, nutrient-rich foods. Chrislynn VanSkiver (center), our Director of Operations, oversees our 110,000-square-foot distribution center in Irvine. Ellie Dinh (left), our Director of Programs & Services, manages relationships with almost 300 organizations in our partner network who distribute healthy food to those who are experiencing food insecurity in the county.

 Under their leadership, we distributed 32 million pounds of food last fiscal year. We are grateful for these three amazing public servants who ensure that we continue to make Orange County a healthier place to live.