PROP Food Shelf announced Friday that Corey Adney is its new director of food programs and operations.
Cindy McPherson, who served in that capacity for 15 years, retired last month.
In his new role, Adney oversees all aspects of PROP’s food programs, including food acquisition, storage, and distribution, client services, and coordination of more than 150 volunteers. Annually, the organization’s food and social service programs serve more than 4,000 individuals in the community facing food insecurity and economic challenges.
Adney has over 10 years of supervisory experience, including eight years as the general manager of the ARC Value Village thrift store in Richfield, where he worked with more than 50 staff members and many volunteers.
Most recently, Adney was the assistant operations manager at Len Busch Roses, a large grower and distributor of fresh-cut flowers and plants located in Plymouth.
According to the press release, Adney relates that he knew early on he wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of others, preferably by working in ministry or the non-profit sector, and he has followed through on both those intentions. He describes himself as a purpose-driven leader who strives to model the integrity and loyalty he values in those with whom he works.
He said one of PROP’s immediate needs is for additional volunteers to fill spots open due to several regular volunteers spending the winter months in warmer climates.
These positions, which typically involve a one-day-a-week, four-hour shift, include front office workers who schedule visits and take food orders over the phone, volunteers in the food warehouse who help sort and distribute food, and drivers who pick up food from area grocery stores and deliver it to seniors and clients with mobility challenges.
For more information about volunteering, email Adney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROP Food is a registered 501c3 that provides nourishment to people in our community and comprehensive support to Eden Prairie and Chanhassen residents facing financial, housing or employment insecurity.
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