Anne Arundel County Food Bank Welcomes New Employees

Kea McKoy

Based on guidance from its 2022 strategic plan, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank (AACFB) recently brought on four new employees to support the organization’s mission to alleviate food insecurity in the county. The new hires round out teams working on the food bank’s marketing and development, programming, and volunteer efforts.

Director of Programs Kea McKoy-Farr (above) joined in early July and will lead AACFB’s county-wide programs: its network of pantry partners, onsite feeding programs, and the upcoming launch of the Mobile Food Pantry, which will provide food and basic necessities in underserved communities. Kea brings decades of experience working in nonprofit organizations with a focus on program and project management. She is passionate about building relationships and watching mission-driven organizations grow and succeed.

Jason Vaughan also started in early July as the food bank’s communications manager. He’ll handle communications and marketing to donors, network partners, local media, and community stakeholders. He has extensive experience in nonprofit marketing, public outreach, and graphic design.

Karen Kelly, AACFB’s new database coordinator, provides expertise in administering the organization’s database, including processing donations, data mining, constituent management, and reporting. Karen brings a decade of nonprofit experience and a background in higher education to the food bank team.

Conor Flynn joined the food bank in late August. Conor is AACFB’s coordinator for food drives throughout Anne Arundel and the food bank’s volunteer program. A life-long Marylander, Conor attended St. John’s College in Annapolis and has worked with several food and social service nonprofits.

“The Anne Arundel County Food Bank continues to evolve, launching new programs and initiatives driven by an incredible team of people,” said AACFB Chief Executive Officer Leah Paley. “Our mission hasn’t changed. We are still committed to alleviating food insecurity in our county by working with our network partners to ensure our neighbors have access to nourishing food.”