Muncie-based Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana says President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Kean has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the year. He has led the organization for nine years but has been involved with the nonprofit since 2005.
In a statement from the organization, Kean said the organization is well-positioned for the future.
“We are in sound fiscal condition and have a great team assembled to move this organization forward into the new decade and beyond. Our strengths have always been in our effective programmatic focus to positively impact all the communities we serve,” said Kean.
Second Harvest says under Kean’s leadership, the organization has launched several new initiatives and partnerships to support the food bank’s core mission.
The food bank supports 100 pantries in eight east central Indiana counties. During the pandemic, it had to adapt to the needs of the communities it serves. SHFB says it has distributed nearly 15 million pounds of food over the past year, which is the highest in the 38-year history of the organization.
Prior to joining Second Harvest in 2005, Kean worked in the retail grocery business for 30 years.
“We would like to wish Tim continued success in his retirement and thank him for his tremendous service to the organization,” said Jack Basler, board chair for Second Harvest. “Tim’s influence and steady hand have positioned Second Harvest well for his successor and the communities we serve.”