Second Harvest Community Food Bank Blog
Jerry Pickman, Many Proud Moments
This is the third blog of a three part blog series that has featured three of our retiring board members as they have reflected on their time served with Second Harvest Community Food Bank.
“It breaks my heart to see kids going hungry,” said Jerry Pickman, director of development, Missouri Western State University.
Childhood hunger is something very close to Pickman. He remembers reading a quote about an eight year old girl who drinks water from the water fountain until she is full because her dad doesn’t have enough money to pack her a snack. When Pickman read that quote, it truly resonated with him and caused him think about how lucky his family is.
As Pickman’s seven year board term comes to a close, he says there are many moments from his term that stand out in his mind. One of these moments was when David Davenport, Second Harvest’s CEO was hired because of the skill set that he brought with him. He was also especially proud when Davenport completed the Food Stamp Challenge. The Food Stamp Challenge allowed Davenport and members of the community to experience what it is like to live on a budget of $28 a week. Pickman is proud of Davenport completing the Food Stamp Challenge because it told the story of the challenges that many of our members have to face.
In his time serving on the board, Pickman has been able to see Second Harvest grow its branding and marketing efforts across the region. As a development expert, he knows increasing brand awareness is challenging. He has also been able to witness an increase in funding and is proud to see growth in Food Rescue.
Pickman received his undergraduate degree from Missouri Western. He later went on to graduate with his Executive MBA from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. Pickman was born and raised in Atchison, KS where he currently resides. Pickman has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 27 years. He has three children: Nichole, Nathan and Bethany.
There are no comments for this article at this time.
- Hunger Story
- Hunger Policy
- Second Harvest News
- Second Harvest Event
- Food Stamp Challenge 2012
- News Clips
- Food Insecurities
- Hunger Research
- Teens and Hunger
- Poverty and Hunger
- Community Partners
- Jan 2014
- Feb 2014
- Mar 2014
- Apr 2014
- May 2014
- Jun 2014
- Jul 2014
- Aug 2014
- Sep 2014
- Oct 2014
- Nov 2014
- Second Harvest Community Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Meal Distribution
- How Food Insecurity Impacts Children and Learning
- Hunger in America: It May Look Different Than You Would Expect
- The Role of Food Pantries in the Classroom
- Hunger in Missouri Underscores the Importance of Food Banks
- Do You Know How Food Insecurity Impacts Children in Your Community?
- Second Harvest Community Food Bank is Competing for $60,000
- Case Study: Second Harvest Community Food Bank
- Second Harvest Receives $20,000 to Help Nourish Children at Risk of Hunger This Summer
- Heartland Provides Yummy Food to St. Joseph Schools
- Letter Carriers Prepare to Stamp Out Hunger
- Second Harvest Participating in Feinstein Annual $1 Million Giveaway
- Building Hunger-Free Communities Annual Fund Drive Underway
- Food Banks, Kansas Department of Agriculture Kick Off Food Drive
- Super Food Fair, Nourishing Neighbors
- Second Harvest and Heartland Announce Partnership
- Meet our Staff - Jenny Osborn