Bob Aiken serves as Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization and fourth largest charity according to Forbes. Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 61,000 food pantries and meals programs. Together, the Feeding America network provides more than 3.2 billion meals to more than 37 million people across the United States.
As CEO, Aiken leads Feeding America strategy to feed people in need and engage the nation in solving hunger. He works to fortify relationships with member food banks to strengthen capacity to serve more meals to more people while also developing initiatives that help clients achieve stability and self-sufficiency.
Aiken joined Feeding America in 2012 after a lengthy career in the food industry. Among his roles, Aiken served as President and CEO of US Foods, a leading foodservice distributor in the United States with over $20 billion in revenue and nearly 25,000 employees.
Aiken serves on the Board of Leadership 18, an alliance of CEOs leading some of the country’s largest charities. He is also an Advisory Board member of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing.
He began his career as a business lawyer. Aiken holds accounting and law degrees from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Aiken is an active volunteer, giving his time to numerous food assistance programs throughout Chicago and instilling the value of volunteerism in his two children. He and his family reside in Wilmette, Illinois.
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