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Tara Ellis named CEO at Food Bank of WNY

Tara Ellis has been named president and CEO at the Food Bank of WNY by its board of directors.

Ellis has been president and CEO of both Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York since 2012. She will take over at the Food Bank Oct. 23.

The Food Bank of Western New York gathers and distributes food to 341 different food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, youth programs and senior centers in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. Ellis will oversee 40 employees and that 341-member network.

Chris Procknal, chief operations officer at Meals on Wheels for Western New York, will take over as interim president and CEO at the organization.


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