Our Staff

Natia Barnett

Program Expansion Manager

Natia joined Nourishing Hope in February 2022 as the organization’s first Program Expansion Manager. She joined from her own nonprofit, Village Minds, which she started in 2020 to support low-income families in the wake of the pandemic and civil unrest in communities that were already struggling.

Natia’s relationship with Nourishing Hope began when her organization was introduced via a Pantry board member, which resulted in the Pantry supplying much-needed produce and dry goods that Natia and Village Minds volunteers delivered across the city every Saturday. Natia, a Nourishing Hope Feeding Hope Honoree in 2021, jumped at the opportunity to join the Nourishing Hope family as a full-time employee.

In her spare time, the proud mother of three enjoys crafting, spending time with loved ones and enjoying our beautiful city.

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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