Former Corporate Marketer Comes To Everett To Lead VOA Hunger Prevention

October 16, 2017


Passing along this update from VOA…


Alison Cook

Volunteers of America Western Washington is pleased to announce Alison Cook has joined the agency to spearhead the Hunger Prevention Services, based out of Everett. Alison comes to VOAWW from her role as Executive Director of Edmonds Food Bank and she is a familiar face at the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition, a group of 21 food banks within the county. Volunteers of America operates the warehouse and distribution center for food banks in the coalition, in addition to operating its own two food banks and three mobile pop-up food pantries.

Alison most recently worked in marketing and inside sales for engineering firms CH2M and HDR Engineering and as a project coordinator for Sound Transit. About her choice to move into the not-forprofit human services industry, she states, “I stepped aside from the for-profit environment to work in the front lines of the challenges facing our communities.”

Lori Drabant, Executive Vice President of Development said, “Alison’s combination of nonprofit and business savvy make her a strong asset for a such a community-driven program as Hunger Prevention.” With the holiday season and winter fast approaching, Alison expects to be busy with food and fund drives to support the estimated 4,000 families expected to pass through the agency’s food banks in November and December. Volunteer support is needed to assist with the food receiving, sorting, and delivery and interested individuals or groups are encouraged to apply online or donate online at

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