Founder and Executive Director
Sara is the founder of The Food Pantry (formerly St. Gregory’s Food Pantry). A journalist and the author of Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, and Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead, she works as the Director of Ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Sara cooks lunch with Paul Fromberg every week for the volunteers, and helps out with all parts of the pantry operations.
Paul is the Rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church. He has a B.A (Rhodes College, Memphis), M. Div. (Marriage and Family Ministry, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena), and C.I.T.S. (Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin). Paul is a cook, a pastor, a teacher and an artist; he cooks lunch every week with Sara Miles for the food pantry volunteers, and is our resident baker.
Michael is the Pantry Manager. Every Friday you can find Michael at the pantry on De Haro Street bright and early managing all aspects of the pantry’s operations—from unloading the food delivery to solving problems, greeting families and helping train new volunteers. Michael explains why he works so hard: “At the end of each Friday evening, 600 families will have food for dinner.”
Ezmeralda has volunteered at The Food Pantry for years, and helped develop our database systems. She is an entrepreneur and a welcoming presence at the front desk.
Susan serves as The Food Pantry’s Treasurer. Susan is a member of St. Gregory’s and a dedicated volunteer with The Food Pantry for years.
Consultant to the Food Pantry
Following a career as an attorney, Tricia founded the Bridge of Books Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing free books to at-risk children. Through her work with Bridge of Books, she became exposed to the lack of food so many families face on a daily basis. Tricia returned to school and earned a Masters in Nonprofit Administration. Since that time, she has been committed to providing hungry people with healthy food in a positive environment.
Elizabeth has worked as a volunteer with The Food Pantry since it began. She is one of the founders of Food Runners, and works with a city-wide coalition on hunger and justice. She shops for The Food Pantry every week at the San Francisco Food Bank.