Foodbank Welcomes New Staff Members Bonnie Campbell, Erin Hansen, and Melissa Fontaine
By Amy Bernstein for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County | Published on 10.01.2014 5:13 p.m.
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County recently welcomed three new members that will play essential roles for in their organization: Bonnie Campbell, Erin Hansen, and Melissa Fontaine. All members have prior experience with nutrition and are community orientated, thus perfect fits for the foodbank where their main priority is to donate nourishing foods to local communities to the best of their ability. Bonnie Campbell
Campbell, graduated from Stanford University, has previously worked as a “registered diet technician at Cottage Hospital,” has worked with the Associated Students Food Bank at UC Santa Barbara and now has the title at the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County as the “first ever director of community impact” where she will be responsible for “coordinating internal and external programs and agency activities, maximizing the Foodbank’s sustainability, creating and evaluating community impact projects focused of ending hunger and improving the health of our community” among many other things.
Erin Hansen is now our new community nutrition coordinator and her experience began with community nutrition begun as an undergraduate student when she was pursuing a bachelor’s of science in applied nutrition from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Her responsibilities will include coordinating the Food Action Plan.
The third member to be welcomed to the Foodbank, Melissa Fontaine, is a UCSB graduate with an environmental studies and management degree, has previously worked for the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Garden as the marketing manager, has experience with nutrition related educational programs, and is now the Foodbank’s advocacy coordinator. We look forward to what Campbell, Hansen, and Fontaine will contribute to the Foodbank in the months to come and again, welcome!