Elara’s Dan Grinberg Named Chairman, Island Harvest Food Bank’s Board of Directors

Elara’s Founder and President Dan Grinberg has been elected Chairman of the Board of Island Harvest Food Bank, a leading hunger-relief organization and Feeding America member, located on Long Island, New York.

Dan, who previously served as the board’s Treasurer, has a long history of service and is dedicated to helping Island Harvest Food Bank in its mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island. He joined the Board of Directors in 2005, and he and his family have devoted countless hours to volunteering at food collections, distribution drives, and other events.

As founder and president of Elara Brands LLC,  Dan created Elara with the social mission of fighting hunger across America. The company donates a meal to a local food bank through its partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, for each case of product a customer buys.

“Dan’s business acumen and leadership skills, coupled with his passion for helping solve one of society’s most pressing issues — hunger — has made him an invaluable part of the Island Harvest Food Bank team,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president & CEO of Island Harvest. “I look forward to working with Dan in his new role as Chairman as we continue to provide new ways to help Long Islanders transition from uncertainty to stability.”

Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Clark University. He resides in Sea Cliff, NY, with his wife, two college-age children, and numerous pets, including foster dogs.

Read more in a recent article from Total Food Service.

About Island Harvest Food Bank

Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans, and others at risk of food insecurity. As a result of Island Harvest Food Bank’s dynamic business model, more than 94 percent of expended resources go directly to programs and services that support Long Islanders facing hunger.

Island Harvest Food Bank is a lead agency in the region’s emergency response preparedness for food and product distribution and is a member of Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

For five years, Island Harvest Food Bank has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, a leading independent charity watchdog organization. Island Harvest Food Bank is among a small percentage of the organizations rated by Charity Navigator to merit the four-star designation.

More information about Island Harvest Food Bank is at www.islandharvest.org.

Dan Grinberg. Photo by Dawn McCormick