BLOOMFIELD – Foodshare has announced its new president and CEO.
New Britain native Jason Jakubowski will take over the role in the non-profit on July 31. Jakubowski currently serves as vice president of External Relations at Hospital for Special Care in Hartford and New Britain, and he brings more than 15 years of experience in public health, public affairs, nonprofit leadership and community relations to the position.
“Foodshare is a tremendous organization. From the minute I walked into the building and met the staff, I was blown away by their passion and dedication,” Jakubowski said in an announcement of his appointment. “I firmly believe we have both a moral and societal obligation to eradicate hunger - and working together as a team, that is exactly what we at Foodshare plan to do.”
Jakubowski’s appointment comes after a nationwide search of candidates by Foodshare’s Transition Committee and Board of Directors.
“Jason is a recognized leader and builder of community partnerships with a lifelong dedication to tackling the issues of hunger, poverty, literacy, personal health and job retention,” said Tom Buckingham, Foodshare Board Chair in a release announcing the appointment. “He is well-prepared to execute Foodshare’s mission of leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community.”