Tara A. Ellis is the President and CEO of FeedMore WNY, the nonprofit created from the merger of the Food Bank of WNY, Meals on Wheels for Western New York, Inc. and Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York in 2019. In this role she oversees a hunger-relief organization that provides nutritious food and support to food-insecure community members of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Ellis joined the Food Bank in 2017 after six years at Meals on Wheels with a vision of bringing the organizations together to better serve the community. Her passion is to ensure that all community members have equal access to fresh, healthy food and are served with dignity and respect. A big opportunity for the WNY food system is to take a fresh look at the pipeline to try to find new and innovative ways to get as close to zero waste as possible. A challenge is to funnel the community’s passion to serve their neighbors into positive alliances and collaborations to better use community resources.