Congratulations To Our Founders Award Recipients!

Jodi Leffingwell

Jodi Leffingwell

At our 5th Anniversary Celebration – Uncorked! 2014 – EBFP’s Board of Directors presented Jodi Leffingwell and Sandra Tolley with the Founders Award.

The Founders Award acknowledges those special individuals who played vital roles in the establishment of the East Bay Food Pantry and have continued to make significant contributions since its inception.  It is only because of their vision and persistent hard work that we are here today, a sustaining organization that has positively impacted and influenced the lives of so many members of the East Bay community.


Sandra Tolley (center) speaking with Jodi Leffingwell at Uncorked! 2014. Sandra’s husband, John, is on the right.

Jodi Leffingwell served as EBFP’s Board President from 2009-2012 and continued as a committed Board member until her retirement from the board in August.  Jodi’s tireless energy and enthusiasm brought to life Rock the CAN! and the first Uncorked! and she continues to advocate for EBFP across our community!

Sandra Tolley served on EBFP’s founding Board of Directors and then left to become EBFP’s first Thrift Shop Coordinator which she proudly states is the best job she’s ever had!  She retires on September 25th, but she and her husband John will continue as weekly volunteers.

EBFP is deeply grateful for Jodi and Sandra, and celebrates their outstanding service!