FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2020
Meals on Wheels Durham Appoints New Operations Director
DURHAM, NC —- Meals on Wheels Durham has appointed Danielle Corcione to lead the operations for the nonprofit.
Corcione holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from North Carolina State. She has a background in policy, legislation, community organizing, and advocacy work at the state level. Desiring to be more directly connected to social justice issues affecting the state, after completing her graduate studies, she decided to address hunger in North Carolina from the ground up.
Corcione worked for several years in agriculture production with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle farm, a nonprofit organization helping to feed families in seven counties across the state. Under her management, food production increased over 250 percent in two years. In 2019, she accepted the role of Director of Operations with Social Beverage Co. and relocated to Kinston, NC. With a passion for sustainability and building local communities, this role allowed her to continue her work with local farmers and support the growth of the economy and the local workforce. Her passion for feeding people and her desire to return to the nonprofit sector brought her to Meals on Wheels Durham.
“Everyone knows what it feels like to be hungry at some point in their life,” Corcione said. “Hunger knows no age, race, sex, religion. It’s a universal experience that everyone can identify with. North Carolina is in the top 10 for hungriest states in the US. Now more than ever, it’s important to address hunger in our communities. I am excited to be a part of the team and this work to help end hunger.”
Meals on Wheels Durham is a nonprofit agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for eligible homebound adults in our community. Our mission is to serve the elderly, frail, disabled, convalescing and others who cannot provide proper nutrition for themselves. Dedicated volunteers deliver lunches to our clients weekly, with the objective to improve the nutritional status and health of these individuals. It is our goal that this combination of nutritious meals and social contact will help our clients remain independent as long as possible.
For more information or to make a much-appreciated gift that supports Meals on Wheels Durham clients, visit mowdurham.org.
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