It is with heavy hearts that we share that Jan Pruitt passed away on January 2, 2017. We will all miss her more than words can express and are committed to honoring her legacy of ensuring everyone in our community has the food they need. For a statement from our board chair, please click here.
The North Texas Food Bank Board of Directors announced on December 15, 2016 that Jan Pruitt, our President and CEO for the past 20 years, stepped down. After undergoing treatment for cancer for more than a year, rather than continue with her medical treatment, she chose to spend time with family and friends in the comfort of her home.
Jan's passion for serving her community began when she received a call from her priest that led to her work at a small nonprofit in Lancaster, Texas. For this former stay-at-home mother, that opportunity was the spark for her life work, and ultimately to leadership at the North Texas Food Bank and her election as board chair of Feeding America. Jan has played an important role in hunger relief in North Texas and throughout the United States, and has left an indelible mark on the mission of both organizations.
For a full statement on our Leadership Transition, click here.
Service details are pending and will be provided here when they are finalized. In lieu of flowers, the Pruitt family has requested that donations be made to the North Texas Food Bank in Jan's honor.
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