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Barger Leadership Institute Speaker Series
February 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Paul Saginaw and Eileen Spring
Food for Thought: How two local leaders cultivated mindful careers in the specialty food and food bank sector
Paul Saginaw, Partner, and Co-Founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses and Food Gatherers
Eileen Spring, President/CEO of Food Gatherers
In 1988 and a few days before Thanksgiving, Food Gatherers became Michigan’s first food rescue program and the first program of its kind to be founded by a small local business, Zingerman’s Delicatessen. Today, co-founder Paul Saginaw is a partner to the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses powered by nearly 600 people in ten different businesses with nearly $60M in annual sales. Eileen Spring, who has been in her role for 24 years, has worked to meet rising levels of food insecurity with a staff of 30 people, more than 7,000 volunteers who deliver 6.5 M pounds of food to people struggling with food insecurity in Washtenaw County. Join us to hear from these two respected local leaders from different sectors but with a singular purpose: to provide food to people with excellent service, dignity, and purpose.