National anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength has appointed Lillian D. Singh as new senior vice president of family economic opportunity.
As a member of the executive team, Singh will lead the organization’s initiative to engage structural inequities that create, sustain and perpetuate food insecurity and persistent poverty for families.
“To end the epidemic of hunger and poverty, we have to acknowledge the role of both structural and institutional racism in developing pathways forward,” Singh said. “When a child is hungry, it is likely that child’s parents are at a high risk of food insecurity as well. The best way to feed hungry kids is to ensure their families have access to all the resources available to them, including school meals, programs like SNAP, and the Child Tax Credit, which has the power to cut childhood poverty in half.”
In her new role, Singh will spearhead a new strategic framework to address the root causes of intergenerational cycles of poverty, which is a critical part of Share Our Strength’s mission. Singh will leverage the organization’s national platform to help amplify effective solutions and apply a racial economic equity lens to emergent and scalable solutions like the Child Tax Credit to make sure all eligible families are aware of and enrolled in the program.
“I’m honored to join Share Our Strength and build on the work its already begun to address economic opportunity for families, while introducing new ideas and strategies to deepen our impact,” Singh said.
Singh most recently served as vice president for programs and racial wealth equity at Prosperity Now, and spent six years at NAACP, serving at the end of her tenure as the national director of economic strategic partnerships and development.