Food Bank Director Reflects On Time In Alaska

In 11 years as executive director at the Food Bank of Alaska, Susannah Morgan has helped feed more than 800,000 people. Despite her hard work, the hunger problem in Alaska has only gotten worse. When she started about 9 percent of the state’s residents needed the food bank’s services. Now that figure has increased to 14 percent.

Morgan is leaving the state to become CEO of the Oregon Food Bank. She says it was a difficult decision to take the new job. And she will be very missed in Alaska.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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