Harvest Hope Food Bank welcomed Brad Docheff to the organization as the new Upstate Branch Executive Director. Docheff joins the team from Fairfax, Vermont where he recently served as Town Manager.
During his time in Vermont, Docheff served as the Operations Manager at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf where he was responsible for handling the day to day needs for various hunger relief programs to address food insecurity in the area.
“We are eager to welcome Brad to the Harvest Hope team,” says Erinn Rowe, Harvest Hope CEO. “With his background and passion, he is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to the organization and lead our Upstate branch in best serving the neighbors in need in Greenville and Laurens counties.”
In addition to his time in his previous roles, Docheff served his local community by volunteer service on the boards of the Vermont Town and City Managers Association, the Northwest Vermont Regional Planning Commission and Healthy Roots Collaborative Advisory Committee. Docheff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont.
“I’ve always had a passion for food and feeding others,” says Docheff. “Being able to come to South Carolina and re-enter the social services sector is an honor, and I’m excited to see what the future at Harvest Hope holds.”
Docheff is replacing previous Upstate Branch Executive Director, Dane Boudreau, who recently stepped into the role of the organization’s Director of Fulfillment.
About Harvest Hope Food Bank
Harvest Hope is building a hunger-free tomorrow in 20 counties across South Carolina. Rescuing food from stores that is at risk of being discarded, as well as sourcing food from the community and producers, they distribute it to local food pantries and through multiple feeding programs. These programs provide food for some of SC’s most vulnerable citizens – children, seniors, and rural residents who don’t have access to reliable transportation to grocery stores. Annually, Harvest Hope provides over 22 million meals to neighbors in need across their service area. Learn more at harvesthope.org.