Bill Clark, President & Executive Director of Philabundance

Bill Clark, President & Executive Director
November 21, 2011 10:52:58 AM PST
Bill Clark has been Executive Director of Philabundance since 2001. Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to those in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services to close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties, who serve approximately 65,000 people per week at an aggregate cost of less than 30 cents per meal. A key factor in meeting its mission is the mobilization of broad community involvement including the participation of over 15,000 volunteers each year.

A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Clark grew up seeing the great potential of the Delaware Valley, as well as the overwhelming need of residents struggling to make ends meet.

Upon completion of his college education at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Mr. Clark started his corporate work with Grey Advertising in New York City, and later as a product manager at Swift and Co., makers of Soup Starters and Brown 'n Serve breakfast meats. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Clark owned W.J. Clark and Co., a Chicago-based company that produced and marketed specialty foods including Bean Cuisine soups and pastas, salad dressings, wild rice and mushrooms products, and natural licorice.

At the beginning of his tenure, Mr. Clark oversaw the integration of the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank and Philabundance, resulting in a significant increase in food acquisition and distribution from 10 million pounds to over 25 million pounds in just a few short years. This streamlined operation in conjunction with community outreach, fundraising and public awareness initiatives has enabled Philabundance to reach more people with better resources. Under Mr. Clark, Philabundance has created innovative programs that increase access to emergency food assistance which is strengthening the hunger safety net in the Delaware Valley. Mr. Clark's creativity and business savvy is evident in Philabundance's growth and exposure throughout the Delaware Valley.

Mr. Clark lives in Villanova with his wife, Cindy Dell Clark, author and visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University - Camden. Their son, Michael, resides in California.


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