Food Banks Mississauga Appoints Juanita Moore as COO

By Ahmed Ibrahim
May 30, 2024
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Juanita Moore COO Food Banks Mississauga

Food Banks Mississauga welcomes Juanita Moore to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The creation of this new executive position highlights the organization’s focus on driving a greater level of capacity, sustainability and operational efficiency. 

“We are thrilled to have Juanita on board! There is a need for Food Banks Mississauga to continue to improve and streamline our operations as we are forced to increase our capacity every month to serve the record-breaking number of folks who turn to us and our network of over 65 agency members for food support,” says Meghan Nicholls, CEO of Food Banks Mississauga.

“Juanita comes to us with deep knowledge of using data to improve operations in a food environment, experience building strategy to grow operational capacity, and leads with an action-oriented approach to supporting her team. We are pleased to have Juanita’s experience on our team as we work towards a Mississauga where everyone is food secure.”

Juanita comes to Food Banks Mississauga from GoodLeaf Farms where she led aspects of operations, technology, and corporate development. In addition to her education at the University of Waterloo and Harvard University, she has senior leadership experience at Greenhouse Juice, Loblaw, Weston Bakeries, and Monitor Group.

“Food Banks Mississauga does such important work to serve those who need food across the entire city of Mississauga, and I’m very excited to be able to contribute alongside a great team,” says Juanita Moore, COO of Food Banks Mississauga.

“I believe that my experience improving operational effectiveness and building critical capabilities will allow me to strengthen the work that this incredible organization is doing.”

Food Banks Mississauga is projecting that they will serve over 58,000 food bank users by the end of this month – 8% of the entire population of Mississauga. In addition, they will provide food for 10 million meals this year, 67% more than last year. The rapid increase in the volume of service that the organization must provide to neighbours living with food insecurity indicates the very real need to keep building operational efficiency with an experienced individual like Juanita at the helm as COO alongside CEO Meghan Nicholls.

“Juanita brings decades of operations experience and a deep understanding of the food industry and we look forward to seeing how she’ll apply that knowledge as Food Banks Mississauga continues to do the vital work as the leading poverty relief organization focused on relieving food insecurity in Mississauga,” says Todd Fisher, Board Chair, Food Banks Mississauga and General Manager, Kimberly-Clark Canada.

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