Jun 042015

Ross Fraser (’78) is in his eleventh year as the director of media relations for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. Feeding America is the network of most of the food banks in the country. It distributes food to soup kitchens and food pantries across the nation. This network feeds more than 5 million people each week and will distribute more than 4 billion pounds of food this year.

Feeding America’s mission statement is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks and food pantries and meal programs that provides food and services to people each year. Together, it is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Their network serves virtually every community in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

But Ross is not the only IWU graduate at Feeding America. Sam Harris (2010) works with the food industry to help get donations of food, and Tim Sunzeri (2011) is a senior budget analyst in the philanthropy department.

Forbes Magazine rates Feeding America as the third largest charity in the U.S.

For more information, go to Feeding America’s web page at Feeding America.org.

Ross Fraser '78

Ross receiving a check for $100,000 from Rachael Ray on her show.

Ross also relates:

Last summer I was in New York, meeting with some producers at NBC Nightly News. And who happened to be standing in the security line in front of me? Lea Delaria, one of the stars of “Orange is the New Black,” who attended the IWU School of Drama roughly 1975-1976. (She did not graduate from there.) I had not seen her in more than 35 years!”



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