As CEO of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Aart Schuurman Hess strives to build self-efficacy in GVFB membership by providing access to healthy food, education and training. Thanks to his strong leadership, GVFB has significantly improved member experience and the quality of food they distribute by developing food guidelines and nutrition standards; providing a more dignified member experience; and fostering educational programs. Aart brings a tireless and positive energy to his work, successfully forging partnerships with businesses and playing a strong role in shaping food security policy on multiple levels. Under Aart’s leadership, GVFB has become one of the most innovative and leading organizations tackling food insecurity in North America, serving 27,000 members each week.
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