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Rick Minor stepping down, what's next for Second Harvest?

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 17:18:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Second Harvest of the Big Bend has helped many in the community, but with the current CEO stepping down, some may worry that they won't get the help they need.

We spoke to Rick Minor, Second Harvest of the Big Bend's current CEO Friday afternoon. He told us that those who rely on Second Harvest for help won't notice a difference.

Minor said that the non-profit is in a really strong place right now, and that he is helping the board find his replacement.

In fact, Minor has already met with several candidates, and plans to help the new CEO as much as possible.

For Minor, he wants to see the position filled by someone who is well-rounded, comfortable fundraising, and can work with a diverse staff.

"This is a very special place. We have a great team of people working very hard," said Minor. "We have volunteers that come in every day to help us. All doing something which is very compelling. We're helping to feed people that are hungry. Our work is too important to let anything distract us from what we need to do."

During Rick Minor's time as CEO, food distribution increased by 86 percent and food insecurity in the Big Bend dropped for the first time in years.

Minor's last day is September 6, but he plans on volunteering at Second Harvest with his family.