Moveable Feast needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for Moveable Feast and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Moveable Feast to advance its mission.
Serving on Moveable Feast’s Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who believes that food is medicine for people living with illnesses like HIV/AIDS, diabetes, kidney disease and cancer. Through its services, Moveable Feast works to mitigate racial and economic disparities in health outcomes.
The Board of Directors seeks to be diverse in thought, life experience, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical and developmental ability, and socioeconomic status.
Board members are expected to help set the strategic direction of the organization and ensure that the organization is fulfilling its mission. This is done through regular strategic planning, goal setting, review of progress towards achieving goals and assessment of the mission, vision and values.
Board members are expected to attend five board meetings and one board retreat per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of meetings and come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.
Board members are expected to have basic financial knowledge to read and understand Moveable Feast’s financial statements and otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.
Board members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the board and to actively participate in committee work. Current committees include: Executive, Governance, Development & Marketing, Program & Advocacy and Finance.
Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for Moveable Feast to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders, as well as directly invest in Moveable Feast’s work by making a personal contribution of time, talent or financial donation each year.
Board members are expected to responsibly represent Moveable Feast to their respective communities and to advocate for Moveable Feast’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.
Board terms last for two years and board members can serve for up to three consecutive terms.
Moveable Feast accepts nominations and self-nominations of Board members from any person with a commitment to the mission of the organization. If you are interested in applying to be a board member or nominating someone, please contact Sue Elias, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Moveable Feast
901 N. Milton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205, US
Moveable Feast provides nutritious foods and other services in order to preserve the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions.
The core of our program is the free food service offered to people with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and other life-threatening conditions. This includes weekly meal delivery of up to 18 meals/week for clients struggling with severe illness and meal delivery to the homeless in Baltimore through partnerships with emergency shelters and drop-in centers.
Our registered dietitians provide free nutritional counseling to our clients to improve their eating habits and health long term. We also provide door-to-door transportation to medical appointments for Baltimore City clients who are too ill to drive or take public transportation.