Missoula Food Bank selects new executive director

David Erickson

A longtime local nonprofit leader has taken over the helm of one of Missoula’s most important and busiest organizations.

Amy Allison Thompson has been named the new executive director of the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center. Her first day was Nov. 7.

Allison Thompson was the executive director of the Poverello Center homeless shelter for five years and most recently served as the clinical director of the Open Aid Alliance.

“I am so excited to start this next chapter,” she said. “I have always been impressed with the food bank’s strong staff and volunteers and their commitment to their clients. I look forward to engaging with the entire team to best address what our community needs right now and ensure we are sustainable moving forward.”

Allison Thompson grew up in Havre and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in social work at the University of Montana. She developed an integrated behavioral health program in Libby, worked as an outpatient therapist supervisor in Great Falls and served as the executive director of the National Association of Social Workers.

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