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Yavapai Food Council welcomes new assistant director

Maggie Fega (Yavapai Food Council/Courtesy)

Maggie Fega (Yavapai Food Council/Courtesy)

SEDONA — Maggie Fega is the new assistant director for Yavapai Food Council, the group’s directors have announced in a press release.

According to Amy Aossey, executive director of the Sedona-based nonprofit council, “Maggie’s has been added to the Yavapai Food Council leadership team to spearhead the development of a strong volunteer program and manage the staff and daily operations of the Food Council programs, including the Yavapai Food Neighbors Project, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach and Education Services, Weekend Food Packs for Hungry Kids and the Bountiful Kitchen school meals production.”

The Yavapai Food Council is a 501c3 non-profit agency that supports those who feed the hungry.

Fega was a Sedona resident for 26 years, the council noted in its press release. For 17 of those years, she served as a program manager for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA), where she managed the Court Improvement and Family Drug Court programs.

Fega’s experience includes program management, staff and volunteer recruitment, supervision, nonprofit operations, community welfare and advocacy. She has also served as an adviser to the board of directors with Yavapai CASA for Kids and CASA Children’s Center, both of which focus on services for underserved children and families.

Fega has also been an advisor to the Yavapai County Big Brother/ Big Sisters board of directors, and she served on the board of directors of the Verde Valley Best for Babies.

According to the statement from the council, Fega also has worked in the restaurant industry, from New York to Sedona. Most recently, the statement noted, Fega was general manager of Mii Amo Café at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona.

Despite her success in the restaurant industry, Fega’s passion and interests led her back to the nonprofit sector and to Yavapai Food Council. “My work with those in need and serving the community in which I live has clearly proven to be my career priority,” Fega said in the council’s press release. “I believe this opportunity will allow me to utilize my diversified experience.”

She is also a long time resident of the village of Oak Creek and enjoys spending time with her daughters, family, and friends.

Fega can be reached at AssistantDirector@YavapaiFoodCouncil.org or 928-254-8172.

For more information or to volunteer with the Yavapai Food Council, visit the website www.YavapaiFoodCouncil.org. To volunteer with the Yavapai Food Neighbors Project, visit the website www.YavapaiFoodNeighborsProject.org or call 928-821-3953 for more information.

To make an AZ Charitable Tax Credit donation to Yavapai Food Council, visit the website www.YavapaiFoodCouncil.org or send mail to Yavapai Food Council, 2020 Contractors Road, Ste 6, Sedona AZ 86336.

Information provided by Yavapai Food Council.