Food Share Ventura County Named 44th Assembly District 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year

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THOUSAND OAKS  –  Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin has selected Food Share Ventura County as the 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year for the 44th Assembly District.

“Food Share has been leading the fight against hunger in Ventura County for over 40 years, but they have truly proven the power of their mission through meeting the increasing demand of hungry families brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Assemblymember Irwin. “Their work in distributing food to nearly 750,000 individuals since the start of the pandemic has played a vital role in holding our community together during our greatest hour of need. For that I am happy to designate them the 44th Assembly District’s 2020 Nonprofit of the Year.”

Food Share, the largest hunger relief organization in the county, is one of over a hundred nonprofits that will be honored this year for their outstanding contributions to the communities they serve.

Monica White, President & CEO of Food Share said, “Thank you to Assemblymember Irwin for this wonderful honor. I’m so proud of the team here at Food Share and our network of community partners who have all worked tirelessly to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.”

“The pandemic and shelter-in-place orders of the last few months have put nonprofits – usually hidden in plain sight – in the spotlight,” explained Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). “California Nonprofit of the Year is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin represents California’s 44th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Oak Park, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village.