Director of Community Programs

“When I visit a food pantry and talk to clients and volunteers, I am reminded of our humanity and how similar our lives are, and yet how unique everyone’s individual experiences can be.  I think people experiencing hunger or poverty can often be put in the category of “other,” and for me holding their humanity and experience in mind drives my passion for this work.” – Megan

Megan joined the Food Share in 2013 as an Agency Relations Coordinator. After serving in various positions supporting and advocating for partner pantries and meal sites, she was named Director of Community Programs in 2021. Megan continues to guide the Food Share’s agency relations work while developing community-centered, responsive distribution models and leading an equity-based approach to increasing access to healthy food.

She holds a master’s degree in science education from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining the Food Share, Megan worked as a high school science teacher and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member.

Megan is a mother to two young children who keep her very busy day and night. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and travel – whether exploring all corners of Oregon or venturing further throughout the country and the world.