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March 7, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Davenport Hunger

This is the first full week for the new executive director of the Second Harvest Community Food Bank.

The organization, which has been running since 1981 and feeding around 11,000 people a week, chose David Davenport, of Austin, Texas, as the new director because of his leadership vision to address the mission goal of ending hunger within the service area. Davenport believes food banks should take a more aggressive leadership role in the community. In 2004, Davenport became the director of "End Hunger Network"- then a small food rescue organization. Since then, end hunger network has received nation acclaim as one of the most effective and innovative organizations of its type in the United States. Most recently, Davenport served as president and CEO of capital area food bank and a member of the city of Austin/Travis County Sustainable Food Policy Board as well as vice-chair of the Texas Food Bank Network Board of directors.