Our Staff

Kandis Howard

Volunteer Operations Coordinator

Kandis began her career at Nourishing Hope in April 2015 and serves as the Volunteer Operations Coordinator. Previously, she held positions at Chicago Cares, the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Center, and the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Chicago.

Kandis earned her bachelor’s degree in English writing from DePauw University in 2011 and has pursued work in the nonprofit sector since 2012.

What she appreciates most about working at Nourishing Hope is the close connections she gets to build with volunteers that go a long way in bringing support and dignity to clients. In her spare time, Kandis enjoys eating pizza while watching reruns of Parks and Recreation (and unashamedly aspiring to be more like the show’s lead character Leslie Knope).

Nourishing Hope Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver the equivalent of 4 million meals each year, plus thousands of social service visits that empower healthy lives, Nourishing Hope strives to build a brighter future for all Chicagoans. Join us today!

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