Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta Community Food Bank
Aug 08, 2017
Kyle Waide, President/CEO
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Kyle Waide leads the Atlanta Community Food Bank in fulfilling its mission to engage, educate and empower the community to fight hunger. As one of the largest hunger relief organizations in the Southeast, the Food Bank connects over 750,000 people each year with more than 69 million pounds of food – or nearly 58 million meals – through a network of 600 partner nonprofits across 29 counties in greater Atlanta and north Georgia.
Prior to being named President and CEO in June of 2015, Waide served for three years as the Food Bank’s Vice President of Partner Operations, leading the organization to record-breaking years of food distribution to those in need in the community.

Through Waide’s collaborative efforts to improve distribution best practices, the Food Bank nearly doubled its distribution of food in three years, providing an additional 24 million meals a year to those in need. The Food Bank also built systems to increase the nutritional quality of its product offerings and has dramatically grown the volume of fresh produce delivered to the hungry.

Prior to joining the Food Bank, Waide held management roles at The Home Depot Inc. across diverse areas, including disaster relief, corporate responsibility, community affairs and store operations. Waide previously served as part of the management team that created and launched Charity Navigator, the nation's premier charity evaluation service and was a Teach For America corps member, teaching eighth grade math and language arts in Compton, CA.

Waide follows Founder and Executive Director Bill Bolling, who announced in 2014 that he would step down from his position, following 36 years of leadership.  He is a graduate of Harvard University and, in 2016, completed Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. He is a member of Rotary Club of Atlanta and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2015. He serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Georgia Food Bank Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, a public charter high school serving students in the West End community and is a founding member of Young Professionals for Educational Equity, an independent advocacy group promoting solutions for students in low-income communities.

He resides in Decatur with his wife, Christina, and their three children.
 
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