On October 10, 2022, the Golden LEAF Foundation welcomed Imani West as the Food Distribution Assistance Program Associate.
“We are excited to have Imani join the Food Distribution Assistance Program team,” said Scott T. Hamilton, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer. “Imani’s skills and expertise will help develop, implement, and monitor the program and support organizations working to meet intended outcomes.”
The 2021 state budget appropriated $10 million to Golden LEAF to make grants to nonprofits for food distribution assistance. The Food Distribution Assistance Program is funded by federal State Fiscal Recovery Funds through the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The Food Distribution Assistance Program Associate position will support implementation of the Food Distribution Assistance Programs. This includes reviewing applications and developing recommendations for awards, monitoring awards, managing compliance, and participating in outreach and engagement efforts for the programs.
Before joining the Foundation, West was the Administrative Director of The Point Care Center. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing the operation of and compliance of four food pantries in the Triangle, working closely with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Prior to her time at The Point Care Center, she held key roles in the Town of Holly Springs Development Services Department and Habitat for Humanity of Wake County as an AmeriCorps service member.
West has expertise in program development and implementation, program compliance and monitoring and budget reporting. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University and Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University in 2018.
For more information about the Food Distribution Assistance Program, visit https://goldenleaffoun.wpengine.com/food-distribution/.