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Food Bank of SJ Announces Internal Promotions for COO and CDO Positions

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (May 10, 2019)--– The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is pleased to announce that Charles Hosier and Lavinia Awosanya have been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Development Officer (CDO), respectively.  The Business newspromotion took effect March 1.

“It gives me great pleasure to officially welcome Charles and Lavinia to the executive team,” said Fred Wasiak, President & CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “Their demonstrated  leadership and exemplary service on behalf of our organization’s mission will certainly poise us for growth as we work to solve the hunger crisis in South Jersey.”

As COO, Hosier will oversee all aspects of operations, including employee and food safety compliance, inventory control, distribution, programs and services, health and wellness  and food procurement.  Previously, Hosier served as the FBSJ’s Director of Operations, a position he held for three years. Prior to this, he served as General Manager for a large food processing company in South Jersey.  A Pennsauken resident, he holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University in Camden, NJ.

In her new role as CDO, Awosanya will advance the FBSJ’s mission by leading the fund development, marketing and community relations strategies. She will also oversee and direct all aspects of major gift cultivation, and provide general oversight of all development and volunteer activities.  Awosanya joined the FBSJ in 2014 as the Manager of Special events and most recently served as Director of Strategic Partnerships where she headed up corporate partnerships for key fundraising initiatives, including the Food Bank Hunger Games, the annual fundraising gala Viva South Jersey and Summer Meals Program. Her earlier experience includes working in London and New York for one of the world’s leading beauty and skincare brands as part of their sales and management team.

She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing (graduated Cum Laude) from DeVry University.  Awosanya, of Lumberton, has received recognition for her professionalism and commitment to the community, including a 2017 Emerging Leader in Burlington County.


About the Food Bank of South Jersey

The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives.

In 2018, FBSJ provided over 10 million pounds of food to approximately 200,000 South Jersey residents. Providing community impact through local support, FBSJ ensures that local donations stay local. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more, visit


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