STATEMENT: Share Our Strength Founder and Executive Chair Billy Shore on the Retirement of President and CEO Tom Nelson

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WASHINGTON, DC - After 10 years of dedicated service to our mission to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad, Share Our Strength’s President and CEO Tom Nelson will retire effective June 30, 2022. Tom has been a caring and inclusive leader, with deep integrity and commitment to mission impact. We are grateful for his service and excited for his future personal endeavors.

Share Our Strength - the organization that runs the No Kid Hungry campaign - has had an unprecedented impact during Tom’s tenure, contributing to an historic reduction in childhood hunger prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, and a massive infusion of emergency assistance during the pandemic. Our track record under Tom’s leadership guarantees growing support and impact in the years ahead.

The Share Our Strength Board of Directors has engaged Koya Partners, an executive search firm that specializes in leading mission-driven searches at the senior level, to conduct a national search for Tom’s successor. If you are interested in the opportunity, or would like to recommend a potential candidate, you can reach the Koya search team at


About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 6 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.