MEET THE BOARD

With the exception of one part-time coordinator, Daily Bread is operated entirely by volunteers. All volunteers have a say in how the Pantry is run, and most of the best ideas come from members of the team with no official leadership position. On a more formal level, our Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the affairs of the Pantry and sets its strategic direction. Some Board members wear two hats and hold executive officer roles as well.

PETER KENT
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President

After a long career as a corporate lawyer, Peter finally found honest work volunteering for Daily Bread in 2018.

Being part of the Pantry's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.

ROSEANNE BENVENGA

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Secretary

After retiring from General Electric, RoseAnne started volunteering for the Pantry in 2014. It's been pretty much all downhill for GE since then, but just the opposite at the Pantry. Coincidence?

As a parishioner of Saint Gregory's, one of the founding churches of the Pantry, volunteering for Daily Bread seemed a natural choice. It is immensely rewarding to help those in our community who are in need.

HANSEL SCHEWENIK

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Board Member

A former Registered Nurse certified in geriatric and hospice home care, Hansel has lived in Danbury for over 35 years and worked at the Pantry for ten years.

Working at the Daily Bread Food Pantry has been the best experience of my retirement.  I am blessed.

JUAN MEDRANO

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Board Member

Another long-standing volunteer at the Pantry, Juan has deep ties to the communities we serve and is able to provide valuable insights into their needs..

For me, Daily Bread is something of a local institution and part of the fabric of the neighborhood. It is a huge privilege to help further its mission.

RODRIGO MARTINS

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Board Member

Rodrigo is a MSW canditate at Fordham University. He is the Fatherhood Initiative Program Coordinator for Head Start in Northern Fairfield & Greater Norwalk.

I am passionate about serving our community and people in crisis. Serving on the Daily Bread Board perfectly complements my work for Head Start.