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The Storehouse Names Jennifer Liggett Giampapa as New Executive Director

September 6, 2022 (Covington, WA) – The Board of Directors of the Storehouse, Covington’s Food Bank, announced that Jennifer Liggett Giampapa has been hired as its new executive director. Jennifer is a local resident with experience working for and leading nonprofits in the area. She will be taking over for Liesl Kershner who is retiring. Liesl has been a volunteer for the Storehouse for 20 years, a board member for 10 years, and the executive director for 6.5 years. Under her leadership and during recent turbulent times, the Storehouse has been able to rise up to meet the growing needs of the community in regard to food insecurity. “I am so very thankful and blessed for the opportunity I have had to work with these amazing people including staff, volunteers, community members and clients. I have learned a lot and thank God daily for the awesome job He put me in,” said Kershner. “The Storehouse will always be family to me, and I love them all. My husband and I are relocating to Oroville, Wash. and I will deeply miss everyone. I can’t wait to see how the Storehouse grows under the new leadership and I know it is in very good hands.” Over the next few weeks, Jennifer will work directly with Liesl to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Her primary duties as the new executive director will include general, operational, and fiscal management, overseeing community engagement, representing the Storehouse in the community, developing and implementing strategic plans, and fostering collaborative relationships with other organizations, all duties that she has proven success in performing. Jennifer has a demonstrated record of success, leadership, collaboration and developing strong teams in her previous work experience. She most recently has been the Communications, Operations and Community Outreach Director for the Tamara Paul Group and was the former director of the Covington Chamber of Commerce from 2017-2021, where she led the organization to immense growth. Jennifer is well known in the Covington community, is a Covington Rotarian and is also a longtime community volunteer, including at the Storehouse with her children, she also attends Real Life Church with her family. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Covington Storehouse is a non-profit food distribution program for families in the greater Covington area. Its mission is: to serve our neighbors, who are struggling with, or are vulnerable to food insecurity, by providing nourishing food, prayer, and referrals to other services. The Storehouse was founded in 1999 by Meg Holland as a small food delivery distribution program, mostly serving the needs of the Timberlane Community. Since then, it has grown substantially to now serve the greater Covington community to include over 300 families weekly and nine faith-based ministry programs.

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