Our Staff

Kathryn Lyons

Chief Development Officer

Kathryn joined Nourishing Hope in May 2020 as Chief Development Officer, where she cultivates revenue streams and avenues for fundraising while furthering the overall mission of Nourishing Hope.

Before coming to the Pantry, Kathryn served as Chief Growth Officer of Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), an organization dedicated to helping advance women leaders in the food industry. Prior to WFF, she spent nearly nine years at Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, as Managing Director of Corporate Partnerships. In this position, Kathryn led a team responsible for the growth and development of Feeding America’s new corporate partnerships, helping secure more than $100 million in transformational funding to support strategic initiatives.

A native of Chicago, Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University. Kathryn is raising two daughters with her husband Brian.

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