(December 22, 2018 – Livermore, CA) Open Heart Kitchen is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Open Heart Kitchen is the largest hot meal program of its kind in the Tri-Valley Area feeding the hungry 7 days a week across multiple locations in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin. Last year Open Heart Kitchen served more than 330,000 meals to those in need. The newly elected board members are Janette Pace and Eric Maxwell.

Janette Pace is a Pleasanton native who has seen the community evolve through the years, and now she and her husband are raising their 4 children in Pleasanton. Growing up with food insecurity challenges, Janette understands how food availability impacts adults and children, and how even in this established community, challenges remain. She is passionate about finding solutions to these challenges and helping our neighbors meet their most basic needs.
Janette’s Human Resources background covers a wide range of experiences including management training, employee relations and recruiting. She has a BA from Brigham Young University and currently consults in the corporate relocation industry for local companies.

Eric Maxwell is also a native of Pleasanton and brings over 30 years of Financial Advisory experience to the Board of Directors of Open Heart Kitchen. Eric has always had a strong passion for helping others and derives extreme fulfillment in this effort. Eric looks forward to drawing from this same passion in advocating for Open Heart Kitchen’s needs. Eric is a very active member of his church and has held various leadership roles there including working with and educating youth groups. He and his wife, Jacque, both have deep roots in the Pleasanton community where they raised their three daughters. They care greatly about assisting those in need. Eric has a BS degree from California State University, East Bay in Financial Management.

If you would like to volunteer, donate or need more information about Open Heart Kitchen, please visit our website at: https://www.openheartkitchen.org

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