Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Missouri Food Bank
For the last five years, Keys has served as CEO for the Southeast Missouri Food Bank in Sikeston, MO. He and his team provide hunger relief to more than 80,000 neighbors each month in 16 counties in Missouri’s Bootheel, which is home to some of the highest rates of poverty and food insecurity in the state. It operates special programs to provide more than 1200 weekend backpacks of food in 30 schools, boxes of food to food-insecure patients when they are discharged from area hospitals and special mobile food distributions for veterans. The food bank serves a network of over 140 pantries across southeast Missouri. Keys currently serves on Feeding America’s Policy, Engagement, and Advocacy Committee, and has previously served on Feeding America’s Voter Engagement Committee, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee.