The Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin just announced the addition of two new board members, Steve Dougherty with Dougherty CPAs, Inc., and Vanessa Van Raub-Tim with Van De Pol Enterprises, Inc.
“The Emergency Food Bank faces sustained challenges in 2021: 23 percent of California households battle food insecurity as we move out of the Pandemic; that is 2.5 times more people than before the COVID-19 Emergency. We are re-opening Partner Pantries, re-establishing Mobile Farmer Market sites in schools and community centers that were truncated during lockdowns, and adding storage capacity to our Food Bank warehouse,” said Emergency Food Bank CEO, Dr. Leonard O. Hansen Ph.D. “We welcome Vanessa Van Raub-Tim back to our Board after a year away and look forward to the new insight that Steve Dougherty will bring as a new member. Our non-profit Board of Directors added resilience, resource, and stability throughout the last 15 challenging months. We will move together into the new year creating growth for our clients, our Team, and the Emergency Food Bank here in Stockton.”
The mission of the Emergency Food Bank is to build a stronger community by providing a safety net of healthy food, nutrition education and hope to residents of San Joaquin County who find themselves in need.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steve Dougherty and Vanessa Van Raub-Tim as the newest Board Members of the Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin,” said Board Chair, Steve Morales. “They bring experience, community involvement and new insights to help improve the ways in which the Emergency Food Bank serves the thousands of individuals and families each week.”
Steve Dougherty, CPA, MS-Tax earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University, San Diego in 1983 and earned his Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate License in 1986. He received his Master’s Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco in 1997. He has provided expert witness testimony and support on over a dozen cases in local area courts. As a frequent speaker at tax law updates, Dougherty provides presentations to corporations, associations and service clubs, as well other CPAs. He is also very active in the community serving on several boards and commissions including Make-A-Wish Foundation. He shares his life with his wife and their three children.
Vanessa Van Raub-Tim works with Van De Pol Enterprises, Inc. in Human Resources. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2004 from the University of the Pacific in Stockton. She has served on the EFB Board for several years previously and brings a wealth of experience. Several community organizations have benefited from her participation as a leader and parent. She is an activist for Autism in the community and works closely with both parents and Regional Centers. Van Raub-Tim shares her life with her husband, four children and three grandchildren.
Founded in 1968, the Emergency Food Bank is the largest direct provider of packaged food in San Joaquin County. It is a grassroots food bank that depends on the generosity of donors, supporters and volunteers. An average of 275 households are served each day (Monday through Friday) at the EFB Main Pantry. In addition, the Food Bank provides classes in general nutrition education, healthy meal planning and food preparation. They emphasize health, nutrition, food economics and education.