Guest Speaker:  Neil Hetherington, Daily Bread Foodbank 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:15 PM
Rotary Virtual Meeting via Google Meet and YouTube Live
Topic: Food Insecurity – Today’s Challenge’ 
Host:  Harold Hetherington          
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Neil Hetherington joined Daily Bread Food Bank as CEO in January 2018. Daily Bread Food Bank supplies fresh and shelf-stable food to more than 130 member agencies across Toronto, supports 175 food programs, and is a national leader in research that examines the causes and impacts of food insecurity.
Neil began his career in project management at Tridel Construction, Canada's largest condominium developer. In September 2000, he made a career change by joining Habitat for Humanity Toronto, at the time as the youngest CEO of a Habitat affiliate in the world.
Neil’s non-profit experience includes 16 years as CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Toronto, and then New York City, and two years as CEO of Dixon Hall, a multi-service agency with 240 staff serving thousands of people in Toronto through its social programs, shelters, seniors programs, youth initiatives and community revitalization efforts. 
Neil is the grandson of the late General Arnold Brown, the International Leader of The Salvation Army. That heritage serves as a primary driver for his passion in serving through the non-profit sector causes of social justice.
Neil holds degrees or certificates from the University of Western Ontario - Huron College, Seneca College, Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia - Darden Business School. He obtained his MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School in 2013.
Neil was named one of Canada's Top 40 under 40 in 2005. He has received the distinguished alumni of the year awards from each of Huron University, Royal Saint George's College, Western University and Seneca College. He was awarded Queen Elizabeth's Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals in 2002 and 2012. In 2018 he was awarded the Premiers Award for Outstanding Ontario College graduates for excellence in business.
Neil is the Chair of the Board of Directors of House of Compassion, a Board member of Feed Ontario, Vice-Commodore at the National Yacht Club, and a volunteer at Out of the Cold.
He is an active pilot and sailor.  In 2019 he was forced to abandon ship on a trans-Atlantic sail, 1400 miles offshore and was rescued by an oil tanker. He enjoys furniture making and in his spare time plays tennis terribly, snowboards poorly and bikes slowly.