The Chattanooga Area Food Bank announced the hiring of Donna Lundien as the agency relations and programs manager for Hamilton County. Mrs. Lundien will work closely with member agencies to increase capacity, and maximize hunger relief efforts in the Chattanooga region, with the goal of improving nutrition and client services. She will be based out of the Food Bank’s Chattanooga branch, 2009 Curtain Pole Road in Chattanooga.
"Mrs. Lundien’s expertise will ensure the Food Bank’s long term strategies to eliminate hunger and promote better nutrition for the most vulnerable people in the area," officials said.
With prior experience as senior plan manager at CBL Properties, Mrs.
Lundien has spent the past 17 years serving on committees that tackle hunger insecurity in the community. In recent years, she served on the United Way Corporate Sponsors Committee as a representative for CBL. The United Way and CBL Cares Committee teams coordinated volunteers for many community projects, including a Chattanooga Area Food Bank food drive.
“Combining Donna’s expertise and dedication for our mission with her passion for serving her friends and neighbors in the Chattanooga community will allow the Food Bank to support Hamilton County more effectively and efficiently,” said Gina Crumbliss, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
Mrs. Lundien is an interior design graduate from the Art Institute of Charlotte, NC. She has years of experience in software installation, project management and project coordination. Her volunteer work for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank includes involvement in multiple food drives, HullaBOWLoo and serving households through the Emergency Food Box program.