Feeding America



Angela Adkins-Miller
Grant Specialist
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1998

Gabby Ayala
Community & Corporate Relations Director
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1999

Elijah Carpenter
Route Driver
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1996

Justin Clarke
Route Driver, CDL
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2002

Gabriel De La Cruz
Route Driver
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2003

Ciara Dickson
Distribution Center Specialist
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2004

Jenny Ekeler
Vice President of Finance & Human Resources
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2005

Arielle Eschbaugh
Distribution Center Coordinator
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2006

Amanda Fahrer
Executive Assistant
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2007

Patti Flynn
Finance Specialist
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2008

Corrine Gernhart
Special Events & Design Coordinator
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2009

Jami Gordon
Front Office Specialist
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2010

Jason Helgren
Operations Director
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2012

Pedro Hernandez
Route Driver, CDL
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2013

Melanie Hooper
Federal Nutrition Programs Coordinator
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2001

William Kieffe
Distribution Center Specialist
(402) 466-8170, ext. 2014

Michaella Kumke
President & CEO
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1982

Gary Lockett
Fleet & Route Driver Manager, CDL
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1983

John Mabry
Vice President of Fundraising & Engagement
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1984

Ana Martinez
SNAP Outreach Coordinator
402-466-8170, ext. 1985

Ryan Meyer
Mobile Pantry Coordinator
402-466-8170, ext. 1986

Katie Nungesser
Network Capacity Manager
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1987

Linda Pieper
Donor Relations Coordinator
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1988

Tommy Redd
Distribution Center Manager
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1989

James Reilly
Lincoln Fresh Coordinator
402-466-8170, ext. 1990

Lauren Ritta
Volunteer Coordinator
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1992

Alynn Sampson
Vice President of Operations & Impact
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1993

Doug Sams, CPA
Finance Assistant
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1994

Dan Shoemaker
Route Driver
(402) 466-8170, ext. 1995

Kati Umberger
Youth & Senior Programs Manager
402-466-8170, ext. 1997


Board of Directors

Steph Ledbetter, President 

Zelle HR Solutions

Paula Hodges, Vice President 

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.

Ron Jester, Treasurer        

Labenz & Associates LLC

Dr. Vann Price, Secretary    

Lincoln Public Schools

Kerry DeCory, Member at Large

Community Volunteer

Becky Gould    

Nebraska Appleseed

Marc Hausmann

NAI FMA Realty

Mariana Hunt

Union Bank & Trust

Jason Muhleisen

Union Bank & Trust

Ben Pankonin      

Social Assurance

Kayla Pham

Wellness Pharmacy

Michelle Sitorius

Cline Williams Law Firm

Dennis Van Horn

Van Horn Custom Homes

David Wilcox 

Retired, Union Bank & Trust


Foundation Board Members

John Kopetzky, Foundation Board President
Legacy Terrace/The Arbors

Scott Young, Foundation Board Vice President
Retired, Food Bank of Lincoln

Steph Ledbetter, President of Food Bank of Lincoln Board of Directors
Zelle HR Solutions

Dr. Marilyn Moore, Past President of Food Bank of Lincoln Board of Directors
Retired, Bryan College of Health Sciences

Molly Brummond
University of Nebraska College of Law

Michaella Kumke, President & CEO
Food Bank of Lincoln

Candy Wolf
Retired, Sysco

Jenny Ekeler, Treasurer
Food Bank of Lincoln

Amanda Fahrer, Secretary
Food Bank of Lincoln

John Mabry
Food Bank of Lincoln


The Food Bank of Lincoln Foundation was established in 2006 with the thought that no one in our community should suffer from hunger. The Mission of the Food Bank of Lincoln Foundation is to support the work of the Food Bank of Lincoln. Our Foundation was created to ensure the financial future for the work of the Food Bank, and to offer our supporters a way to provide an ongoing gift to feed the hungry far into the future.

There are many ways to provide a gift or otherwise endow the Foundation. We receive gifts of cash, appreciated securities, and are able to set up irrevocable trust arrangements. Gifts to the Foundation can be made through your estate, or by trust agreements, through specific cash or asset bequests, gifts of retirement plan assets or other approved methods that may be suggested by your legal or financial advisors.

 Common practices for Foundation bequests include:

  • Beneficiary of your IRA, profit sharing plan, life insurance or annuity
  • Beneficiary under a charitable remainder annuity or unitrust
  • Through a charitable gift annuity
  • As a specific bequest under your will

Call the Food Bank of Lincoln Foundation for a planned giving consultation. We can assist you and your advisors as you are considering the Foundation in your giving plans. It is important that you seek the advice of legal and tax counsel before making any decisions regarding these matters. If you have an interest in providing ongoing support to the Food Bank, are interested in more information about the Foundation, please contact John Mabry at (402) 466-8170, ext. 110 or via email.

Join us in bringing food to the tables of those in need and alleviating hunger in Southeast Nebraska.

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