Jessica Jelinski



Vice President, Equitable Access

Feeding America


Jessica Jelinski is the Vice President, Equitable Access for Feeding America.  She is responsible for leading a team focused on improving equitable outcomes for children, seniors, and families.

Before assuming her current duties, Jessica led a Feeding America initiative designed to foster and support structured and rigorous community-based approaches to address food insecurity and its root causes. Prior to that, Jessica was the Director of Programs for Feeding America. In that role she led a team responsible for developing and supporting strong, sustainable programming that meets the needs of specialized populations with focus on infrastructure, legislative priorities, strategic direction, and interdepartmental collaboration. Jessica also served as Child Nutrition Program Associate for Feeding America where she developed training and technical assistance for network members to support the development of child hunger programs nationwide.

Jessica joined Feeding America as the Meeting Planning Coordinator and was responsible for planning content and logistics for network-wide conferences, meetings and training sessions.  Prior to joining Feeding America in 2005, Jessica worked in the music industry mainly in marketing, sales, and public relations roles for a variety of companies including, a small Chicago record label and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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