The Ventura County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture, a founding chapter for the agricultural organization whose mission is to promote a strong industry in California, has announced FOOD Share's Bonnie Weigel as its new president.
Online PR News – 20-February-2014 – Ventura County, Calif. – The Ventura County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture, a founding chapter for the agricultural organization whose mission is to promote a strong industry in California, has announced Bonnie Weigel as its new president.
Weigel, who has been president and CEO of Ventura County’s FOOD Share since 2008, will serve a two-year term. As president of CWA’s Ventura County Chapter, Weigel will facilitate meetings to bring together the opportunity to share news and updates on the agricultural industry in the community, regionally and nationally. She will also invite and inform local residents about CWA projects and initiatives.
“It is an honor to be voted as a leader of this amazing organization that values the enrichment of the agricultural industry, an industry I am very passionate about,” explains Weigel. “I am intensely aware of the importance of Ventura County’s rich agriculture heritage and dedicated to preserving it for future generations. I recognize that the strength of our local economy and wonderful quality of life we enjoy here are directly tied to the continued health and prosperity of our agricultural industry.”
Prior to her new role as President at CWA, Weigel previously served as a Ventura County Chapter Director and subsequently Vice President. Weigel also serves as Vice President of the 31st AG District for the State of California.
About FOOD Share:
More than 35 years ago, eight citizens performed a good deed by distributing food to those who were in need underneath a Ventura bridge. The early philanthropic movement quickly formed into what is now Ventura County’s regional food bank, FOOD Share, which has grown from serving a few hundred hungry people per month to 74,500 people. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 10 million pounds of food annually from two warehouses; more than 160 partner agencies, which include neighborhood and church food distributions and soup kitchens; as well as hunger assistance programs. FOOD Share’s programs provide healthy nutrition and education to children, families and seniors, which include: KIDS Share, SENIOR Share, Nutrition Education, Community Market, SoCal Gas CARE Program, ART Share, FARM Share and more. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, FOOD Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. For more information about FOOD Share, visit www.foodshare.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.