The Ecumenical Food Pantry Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Deidre Lenker has been named the food pantry’s first Executive Director. Although the EFP remains a volunteer-led and operated organization – as it has been for 49 years – Deidre’s hiring demonstrates the Board’s commitment to a thriving future for the EFP. Serving in a part-time capacity, Deidre will collaborate with the board to support operations, strengthen community partnerships, and pursue and administer grant funding.
Deidre has been a long-time member of Messiah Lutheran Church and supporter of the EFP. She joined the EFP volunteer team in 2019. Deidre has served the Harrisburg community in many volunteer capacities, including with CONTACT Helpline, the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg and through community outreach for Messiah Lutheran Church. Prior to assuming the Executive Director position, Deidre worked extensively in the human resources field, holding leadership and consulting roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations.