Megan Shea Named Board Chair of Food Bank of South Jersey Board of Trustees

Megan Shea assumed the leadership role of Board Chair of the Food Bank of South Jersey in early 2020, as the global COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the Food Bank's hunger-relief response to unprecedented levels of service and support.

PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – Burlington County resident Megan Shea is the newly appointed Chair of the Food Bank of South Jersey’s Board of Trustees. Since 2019, she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Food Bank of South Jersey. She was named Board Chair earlier this year.

“Megan Shea’s sense of community and mindful regard for the health and wellness of South Jersey, coupled with her outstanding reputation as a strategic and progressive South Jersey business leader, brings a fresh perspective and compassionate voice to our organization,” states Fred C. Wasiak, President & CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “We’re beyond delighted and deeply grateful to have Megan’s energy, guidance and leadership as we continue to expand our mission to provide hunger-relief to those in our community who rely on us for nourishment and hope.”

Megan Shea brings years of altruistic and corporate experience to her role as Board Chair:

  • Shea is the Co-Founder & CEO of The Soulfull Project, PBC a B Corp certified company whose mission is to make wholesome, nourishing food accessible to all and increase community engagement. For every serving of The Soulfull Project’s hot cereal purchased a serving is donated to a food bank in the same region. The Soulfull Project launched as a small test in August 2016 in Philadelphia and New Jersey with three giving partners and has quickly expanded. Soulfull partners with 200 food banks across the country is available nationally at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Safeway, Wegmans, & Amazon.
  • The Soulfull Project was launched as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Campbell Soup Company. As the company scaled in 2018, Shea and her co-founder negotiated a successful spin out of Soulfull and it is now an independent privately-owned entity. Prior to The Soulfull Project, she spent 10 years working with Nestle USA and The Campbell Soup Company in marketing and sales. Shea has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a concentration in Finance and Marketing.
  • In 2018, Shea was named a Top 50 Women in Business in New Jersey by NJ Biz Magazine. Since 2019, she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Food Bank of South Jersey. Shea resides in Mount Laurel, Burlington County, NJ, with her husband and two children.

ABOUT FOOD BANK OF SOUTH JERSEY

Marking its 35th year in 2020, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives.

Throughout 2019, FBSJ distributed over 15 million pounds of food, more than 230,000 summer meals and over 17,500 senior food boxes, as well as serving 95 health and wellness programs to more than 11,700 residents. Providing community impact through local support, FBSJ ensures that local donations stay local. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. With COVID-19 greatly impacting South Jersey starting in early 2020, bringing school closures, stay-at-home orders, record-breaking unemployment and rising poverty, FBSJ within the first 90 days of response to the COVID-19 crisis distributed more than five million pounds of food throughout 58 dedicated locations within its four-county region of impact, including the distribution of more than 20,000 emergency food boxes to food-insecure populations. To learn more, visit www.foodbanksj.org.