Robert Ojeda: President/CEO

Robert Ojeda

Seattle, WA –Robert Ojeda has been named President/CEO of Food Lifeline, Washington’s largest hunger-relief organization. He brings over 30 years of experience to this position in the areas of food security, community food systems, and community education and development. As President/CEO, he will actualize a comprehensive vision for the central role Food Lifeline plays in ending hunger across western Washington.

Ojeda, who has 15 years of leadership experience within food banking, most recently served as the Senior Director of Network Access Services for Feeding America, where he led the development and execution of a national strategy to create more equitable food access and economic mobility services across the Feeding America Network.

Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. Through grassroots advocacy, it works to shape local, state and federal policy; partners with organizations addressing poverty; and is building a movement to end hunger through community engagement and mobilization. To solve hunger today, Food Lifeline provides fresh, nutritious food and pantry staples to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by sourcing donations from food industry partners, contracts with government food assistance programs, working with farms, and purchasing traditional and culturally relevant foods. It distributes this food through a partnership with 300 food banks, shelters and meal programs to provide the equivalent of 233,000 meals every day to foster healthy communities. For more information, visit