In conjunction with S&W’s popular Leadership Matters webinar series, we are spotlighting a CEO each month that is powering the mission of their organization in a unique way. For November, we’re highlighting the extraordinary work of George Matysik, Executive Director of Share Food Program, the largest hunger relief organization in the Philadelphia region. George is a force for innovation in the fight for food equity. He is passionate about ending food insecurity, reducing food waste, and changing the way we think about traditional school lunches.

Matysik joined Share Food in March 2019, before the start of the pandemic, when the organization delivered food to roughly 700,000 people per month. It now serves about one million, mostly children and seniors. Since his arrival, Share Food has also expanded its staff, volunteer program, outreach within the Philadelphia region, and partnerships with schools and local organizations and has racked up some impressive statistics:

  • 5 Million meals distributed to food pantries across the region this month
  • 305,000 children served through the Shared Food’s National School Lunch Program
  • Food distributed to 1,000,000 neighbors in need each month, over 50% of whom are children, and 12% of whom are seniors or people with disabilities
  • Distributes millions of pounds of food each month
  • Partners with about 400 pantry partners and food sites to feed hundreds of thousands of neighbors
  • Provides nutrition for over 305,000 children across nearly 800 schools through the National School Lunch Program
  • Delivers food directly to the doorsteps of 3000+ seniors and people with disabilities
  • Feeds more than 7,000 seniors through Senior Food Box Program
  • Rescues and redistributes an average of 700,000 pounds of fresh food through our Philly Food Rescue program

Please join us in thanking George Matysik for the work he has done through Share Food Program and consider donating to this cause to help feed those in need, particularly at this time of year.