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Laguna Food Pantry welcomes new executive director Anne Belyea

The Laguna Food Pantry has named Anne Belyea as its executive director. A recent addition to the nonprofit’s Board of Directors, she will vacate that position to fulfill her duties managing the Pantry’s development, communications, and administration. 

A resident of Laguna Beach for more than 25 years, the Louisiana native has previously worked as a senior analyst for the City of Laguna Beach and as executive director of a privately funded nonprofit transportation agency. She earned an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Anne Belyea

Dr. Korey Jorgensen, chairman of the Laguna Food Pantry board, commented, “Anne is a longtime supporter of the pantry and knows our organization well, so we jumped at the chance to recruit her for this leadership position. She has a strong business and nonprofit background and a track record as a disciplined administrator.

“We look forward to having Anne at the helm to further strengthen the Laguna Food Pantry, which offers a vital safety net to people who are struggling to make ends meet.”

Every weekday, Laguna Food Pantry provides free, nutritious groceries to 300 or more low-income families. Half of those families include babies and children. Located at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road north of the Dog Park, the Pantry is open from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. New volunteers are always welcome. Phone: 949-497-7121 www.lagunafoodpantry.org.