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Jordan Baker                                                              

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2022  — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) announced today that Amazon’s Nancy Dalton and The Opportunity Agenda’s (TOA) Ellen Buchman will join its board of directors.

Nancy Dalton serves as the Head of Community Partnerships for Underserved Populations in Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer business. She leads the company’s Community Access program, which drives awareness and adoption of Amazon’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) acceptance initiative. The program provides SNAP participants the opportunity to purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card and partners with community-based organizations to amplify Anti-hunger initiatives across the country, helping ensure low-income residents can conveniently access affordable healthy foods.

“Nancy brings an impressive track record of leading enterprise transformation initiatives and will be instrumental to FRAC’s ongoing efforts to expand participation in SNAP, the nation’s first line of defense against hunger,” said FRAC President Luis Guardia.

TOA President Ellen Buchman joins the board with deep knowledge in the fields of communications, coalition organizing and collaboration, research, policy, advocacy, fundraising, and administration. As an internationally known trainer, leader, and practitioner of organization and coalition building, Buchman utilizes a unique combination of communication expertise and creative engagement to help social justice leaders tell a better story, move hearts and minds, and drive lasting policy and culture change.

Prior to TOA, Buchman served as Executive Vice President for Field and Communications at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, where she was employed for 15 years and piloted the organization’s field and organizing program.

“Ellen is a leader in collaboration, organizing, and communications that build towards greater justice,” said Guardia. “As FRAC continues to center racial equity and justice in our anti-hunger work, her expertise will be key to guiding our efforts.”

Learn more about the FRAC Board of Directors members.


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