February 26 at 11:01am

First Face at Interfaith: Jerry Morgan

 

Jerry MorganAfter a successful 40-year career in the business world managing salespeople and personally selling computer hardware and software, Jerry Morgan decided to retire in 2005 and began volunteering in the soup kitchen at Interfaith once a week. Soon after, in September of 2006, he came on staff as the Director of Basic Needs, assuming the responsibilities of running the soup kitchen every morning, keeping the food pantry well stocked and supervising many dedicated volunteers.

Jerry grew up in Seattle and earned his BA degree in Business Administration and Political Science at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and his MBA at Thunderbird Graduate School of International Business in Glendale, Arizona. He has served as the co-chair of the San Diego Hunger Advocacy Network, led local policy efforts to raise awareness of hunger issues and has met with state legislators to support CalFresh and Medi-Cal program goals. Today, Jerry and his wife live in Escondido and have two children and grandchildren that live in Encinitas and San Diego.

After years in the for-profit sector, Jerry credits Interfaith for helping him find his true passion in life – helping those less fortunate. We are lucky to have him as an integral part of our organization!