Feeding Pennsylvania promotes and aids our member food banks in securing food and other resources to reduce hunger and food insecurity in their communities and across Pennsylvania.
Jane Clements-Smith was appointed Executive Director of Feeding Pennsylvania, the state association of Feeding America food banks, in June of 2015. Serving as a statewide voice on hunger issues, Jane spends her time advocating for policies that support hungry families on both the state and federal levels. Under her leadership, Feeding Pennsylvania has launched a number of new initiatives, including Fill a Glass with Hope ®, the nation’s first statewide charitable fresh milk distribution program, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, and American Dairy Association North East; the Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative (MARC), a produce cooperative that distributed 22 million pounds of produce to 25 food banks in its first year; and the Healthy Pantry Initiative, a new program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health that will incentivize pantries to increase healthy food and beverages for the people they serve.
In her role, Jane serves on the state’s Mass Care Feeding Task Force through the PA Department of Human Resources and oversees a Disaster Response Committee, responding to both in and out of state disasters. In 2017, Jane was appointed by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture to serve on the Emergency Food Assistance Advisory Council and she also serves on the Lieutenant Governor’s Veterans Task Force as well as Governor Wolf’s Food Security Partnership.
Prior to joining Feeding Pennsylvania, Jane served as the Annual Giving and Fundraising Event Officer for The Guthrie Clinic, a nonprofit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York. In this capacity, Jane was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s major fundraising events and internal annual giving campaigns. Before that, Jane worked for Chesapeake Energy, the second-largest producer of natural gas in the United States, as a manager in corporate development, overseeing all community relations, outreach, and education in Chesapeake’s northeastern Pennsylvania operating area.
Jane lives in Harrisburg with her husband, Mark, and their daughters, Louise and Olivia.
Marianne Babcock joined Feeding Pennsylvania as the Executive Assistant in September of 2018. Marianne supports all of Feeding Pennsylvania’s programs such as Fill a Glass with Hope®, The Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative, and the Healthy Pantry Initiative. Alongside Executive Director, Jane Clements-Smith, Marianne helps to advocate for policies that continue to assist Pennsylvanians in need.
Along with general office and administrative duties, Marianne is responsible for social media outreach, assembling and distributing Feeding Pennsylvania’s and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperatives newsletters, and assisting with development and fundraising efforts.
With prior experience in agriculture research and non-profit outreach, Marianne joins the team with a unique perspective on food and its connection with the community.
Marianne is a Carlisle native and lives there with her fiancé, Dakota, their dog, Hank, and cat, Chalky.
Megan Greevy came on as our Healthy Pantry Initiative Coordinator and Registered Dietitian in January of 2019. Megan completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition at Mansfield University, then went on to do her dietetic internship and Master’s Degree through East Carolina University in North Carolina. Since moving back to Pennsylvania she has worked in healthcare with UPMC Pinnacle as a Registered Dietitian.
Megan works with our member food banks to increase healthy food and beverage distribution within their agency food pantries. Her work includes developing/gathering nutrition education materials, educational programming, meeting infrastructure/equipment needs, and data collection.
Megan and her husband Scott live in Mechanicsburg with their two puppies that are like their children. They love to spend time outdoors especially hiking and camping. Megan loves all things food! In the spring and summer months Megan can spend hours out in her garden. Megan also enjoy cooking and trying new foods.
James is the Director of the MARC and is responsible for day to day management as well as working with Feeding America and partner organizations on behalf of the MARC’s 24 members. So far James has worn every hat at the MARC having been the first employee at startup. James leverages his produce industry experience and relationships to find new produce and logistics opportunities for the MARC and its membership.
Prior to the MARC James worked for a specialty produce importer and wholesaler, a non-profit local foods distributor, a farmer-owned organic produce cooperative, and on a 200-acre vegetable farm. He first got interested in produce while in college at Cornell University working on a vegetable research farm because it was more fun and interesting than doing anything related to his major. James is one of only a few people to have grown up in Massachusetts and have no accent. His favorite thing to do on the weekend might be splashing around in boats and digging clams no matter the time of year.
Belinda manages the MARC finances and has responsibility for all accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting duties. She also manages our auditing and compliance and works with food bank procurement and finance staff on billing and customer service. Belinda is a certified public accountant and has a broad range of financial and accounting experience in a variety of industries.
Belinda is very active in her community serving as Treasurer of Tackling Life’s Challenges of South Jersey, a non-profit organization that prepares athletes for participating in the Special Olympics. Belinda has also coached since 2015 with Flyers Youth Special Hockey, a program which provides an opportunity for children with developmental disabilities to participate in ice hockey.
Nick is responsible for day to day operations at the MARC, including sourcing, logistics, and allocation. He also works closely with procurement staff at each member food bank to tailor MARC loads to their individual needs and circumstances. On the sourcing side Nick works directly with growers, donors, other regional associations and the Feeding America produce team to procure fruits and veggies for our members.
Nick is a Washington DC native with roots in the Philadelphia area. Prior to the MARC, Nick worked as a member of the distribution and procurement teams at Capital Area Food Bank. Fresh produce has been near and dear to Nick’s heart for many years having worked at a farmers’ market growing up. He is a graduate of University of Michigan having majored in sociology and minored in complex systems and is an avid UMich sports fan.