Foodshare | Hunger is Big. Our Community is Bigger.

Christine O'Rourke

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Christine O'Rourke headshot 2017
social media icon email image social media icon facebook image social media icon twitter image social media icon blog image social media icon youtube image

“The work Foodshare does makes a real difference in the lives of thousands of people in Greater Hartford every day. While the problem of hunger can seem overwhelming, recognizing that a child ate a healthy meal today because of the work Foodshare does keeps me motivated.”

Chris O’Rourke is Foodshare’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Chris is responsible for the planning, management and oversight of warehouse operations, volunteer services, partner program relations and food sourcing.

In her 29 years with Foodshare she has served in many capacities, doing outreach to area food companies as the organization’s first "food solicitor" in 1988. She later took on the roles of Volunteer Coordinator, Agency Relations Manager and Associate Director, before assuming her current position.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chris lives in West Hartford with her husband and two daughters. For over ten years, she served on the board of directors of IRIS, an organization that resettles refugees throughout Connecticut. She currently serves on the board of Friends of Fernridge Park, a West Hartford based organization dedicated to maintaining and improving a neighborhood park.

Join Our Community

tower icon image