The Idaho Foodbank – Food Insecurity & the Logistics of Addressing


Randy Ford is the President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. Before stepping into this
role in October 2023, Randy was The Foodbank’s Chief Operating Officer for nearly 3 years,
bringing a strong commitment to advancing innovative initiatives to address the root causes of
hunger through educating, empowering, uniting, and connecting with communities in need.
Having joined The Idaho Foodbank during the height of the pandemic, Randy successfully
navigated the supply chain disruptions impacting food donations and led The Foodbank’s efforts
to distribute food to Idahoans in need throughout that period.

Randy brings extensive experience in organizational management, capacity building,
and strategic planning to his role. Prior to working at The Foodbank, Randy spent six years as
the Senior Manager of North America Supply Chain & Commercialization at Materne North
America where he led the commissioning of what is now one of the nation’s largest apple sauce
manufacturing facilities. Before that, Randy spent two years as the Strategic Sourcing Director
of Nurture Incorporated, playing an instrumental operations role in the company being acquired
by a multi-national CPG. He also has prior experience at St. Luke’s Health System as the Senior
Continuous Improvement Coach and as the Raw Materials and Commodities Planner at

Randy has certifications as a Lean Six/Sigma Black Belt; Certified Materials and
Resource Professional; DuPont Sustainable Solutions Behavior-Based Safety Certified Trainer;
and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from George Fox University.