Sheila Christopher

Executive Director, Hunger-Free PA

In 1987, Sheila began her food banking career with the Washington – Greene Community Action Agency overseeing the food bank program and child and adult care food program. In 1992, she left to operate the Greene County Food Bank later to be known as the Corner Cupboard Food Bank.  In early 2001, the membership of Pennsylvania Association Regional Food Banks dba Hunger-Free PA [state association of food banks and charitable food organizations] hired Sheila as their first employee. In 2002, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) was piloted in Southwest Pennsylvania with a caseload of 5,000.  In 2003, the program grew to 30 counties and a caseload of over 15,000.  The program remained stagnant until 2010, when it expanded to all 67 counties targeted to serve 10% of the seniors eligible for the program.  Today the CSFP serves 34,619 seniors each month. Sheila served on the National CSFP Association Board of Directors from 2005 through 2007 and then again elected as Treasurer for the association in 2015.  Sheila also served on the board of Hunters Sharing the Harvest as the Secretary/Treasurer from 2002-2008. Most recent Sheila had the honor to serve on Governor-elect Wolf’s Agriculture Transition Team. Sheila received her Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 1982 and her Masters in Non-profit Management from Robert Morris University in 2008. Sheila is married to David, they have two sons.  Kyle is 33-years of age and lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, while Eric is 16-years of age living with his parents in Canonsburg, PA.