OUR VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES
Vision: A Healthy Hunger Free Tulare County
Mission: To promote equitable and dignified access to nutritious, healthy food while also addressing the root causes of hunger through education, advocacy, and food systems change
Values: Trust, Collaboration, Respect, Compassion, Food with Dignity
Meet the Board
Rie has served on the board since 2016. She is a registered nurse and self-titled “professional volunteer” who is passionately engaged with many community benefit efforts as well as her family’s foundation.
David, originally from Pixley and board member since 2015, is the Athletic Director at Mission Oak High School. He is passionate about reducing food waste and supporting FoodLink’s vision to end hunger in Tulare County. He enjoys biking with his wife and cheering his teams on to victory
Alma Torres Nguyen
Ms. Torres Nguyen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Masters in Public Health. She has over 20 years of experience coordinating public health programs. Currently she is a Program Coordinator for the Community Outreach Department at Kaweah Delta Health Care District. Alma believes in the power of prevention, the importance of building community, and civic engagement.
Mitchell J. Milligan
Mitch, a CPA with Hocking Denton Palmquist, native Visalian, and board member since 2013, has always felt a passion to make a difference and help others in his community. With FoodLink’s mission to feed families in need and find solutions to end hunger in our area, he has found a way to use his expertise in business, accounting, and taxes to help further FoodLInk’s goals. When he is not working for his community, Mitch enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys.
Chris is the Operations Manager at Venida Packing Company in Exeter and enjoys supporting FoodLink through his extensive knowledge of warehouse operations, as well as being a generous donor of produce and time. He’s been a board member since 2014 and lives in Exeter.
Ruby Walker, long-time resident of Exeter, retired from Kraft Foods of Visalia in 2007. After retiring, she started serving in Tulare County as a volunteer with FoodLink for many years. She’s now serving as a member of the board since 2018.