Justin Block is the Director, Retail Information Services at Feeding America. Feeding America is the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, a network comprised of 200 food banks and their 60,000 partner soup kitchens, food pantries and meal programs.
Justin joined Feeding America five years ago where he leads the team developing MealConnect, a food donation app that has to date connected over 560 million donated meals with people who need them. He also oversees the data analytics team that supports network data processing and the charitable reporting needs for the largest grocery store companies in the United States.
Aside from his experiences in curtailing food-insecurity, he worked for several years at ShoreBank and Urban Partnership Bank, community development banks active in commercial and consumer lending in the undercapitalized south and west sides of Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit. Prior to that, Justin owned and operated a casual dining restaurant after managing another high-volume location for many years.
Justin holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.