Marc Jacobson: CEO

Marc Jacobson has joined Hunger Free Colorado as CEO. He brings extensive experience in anti-hunger work, public policy and community engagement. Hunger Free Colorado works to bring a unified, statewide voice to the issue and solutions surrounding hunger with the goal of ensuring all Coloradans have access to affordable, nutritious food.

Jacobson comes to Hunger Free Colorado from Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, where he served as Dallas Regional Director and Statewide Organizing Director. Within these roles, he led capacity-building efforts to increase access to food stamps, federally known as SNAP; oversaw the creation of model initiatives to boost participation and program delivery quality in federal child nutrition programs; spearheaded campaigns to educate and advocate on hunger policy; and guided the development of local anti-hunger coalitions in rural and urban communities across Texas. Previously, Jacobson worked on a variety of justice and equity issues that intersect with hunger.

Jacobson holds a bachelor’s in History from Yale University and a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.