CORE Young Professionals

CORE is a group for motivated, energetic, young professionals interested in growing their professional network while helping feed our neighbors struggling with hunger. The YP organization experienced a refresh during COVID. Learn more about the group below. 

In their first year, CORE members will learn about the Foodbank and its impact on the community. They will participate in poverty simulations, take tours of the Foodbank’s two campuses, volunteer, and learn more about the Foodbank's network of hunger-relief partners and programs.

After an individual has completed their first year in the program, they can apply to be a legacy member. Legacy members work on capstone projects for the Foodbank using the skills and knowledge they learned throughout their first year.

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Membership Requirements: 

  • $50 membership fee per calendar year. Payment plans are available. Please email Alex Branham at for more information. 
  • One year commitment (January-December)
  • Participate in at least seven member meetings throughout the year. Meetings will be held once per month.
  • Participate in and promote Foodbank events
  • Support the Foodbank online through social media
  • Host a food & funds drive within your organization
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Membership Benefits:

  • Network with other young professionals 
  • Grow your professional development skills
  • Network with professionals during events
  • Gain more knowledge about the Foodbank and hunger within our community
  • Give back to the community by volunteering at the Foodbank
  • Name listed on the Foodbank’s website
  • Receive Foodbank swag items

Applications are due February 1, 2023.

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2021 CORE Members

Dan Brown
Michelle DiGeroloma
Nicholas Eschbacher
, Burns and McDonnell 
Margret Honsaker, Leaf Home Solutions - Hudson, Ohio 
John Marshall, Grant Thornton    
Abigail Minnick
Michael Minnick
Santos Ramos

Jessica Reed, APG Office Furnishings
Tiffany Trevino, Bridgestone Americas 
Danielle Shaffer 
Kaylie Weigel, Corwin & Company, CPAs 

View Previous Members of CORE

Questions about CORE? Please contact Alex Branham at