Community Food Pantry Staff
Monica Wilson, Director
Monica began serving in the food pantry in 2010. She was inspired to volunteer by one of her children, after he witnessed a family he knew in need at Village Presbyterian Church. Monica served as a lead volunteer of the Community Food Pantry until 2015 when she became the Director, and is humbled how it continues to serve the needs of those hungry in our own community. This is truly a passion for helping those in need for Monica beyond food insecurity, but for helping the whole person.
Monica has lived in Tampa most of her life, attending Gaither High School and the University of South Florida. Monica is married to a 20-year U.S. Army veteran, Reggie, who now works in the private sector of secondary education. They they have four amazing children.
Monica volunteers alot, loves fishing, reading, attending sporting events for her children and living so close to the beach. She and her family are big Tampa Bay Lightning, Rays, Buccaneer and Bulls fans and love living in beautiful Tampa near the water.
Beth Dhondt, Development and Grant COORDINATOR
Beth is a semi-native Floridian, after having moved here from the arctic tundra of Pennsylvania. She is a Penn State alum with a BA in English (hence the grant writing!) but has spent most of her career life in some sort of financial management, from internal audit to operations to compliance. Go figure? She has two daughters and a husband of 29 years, with whom she about to be an empty-nester.
Beth enjoys golf and discovering new local craft beer as well as out-of-the-way eating establishments with her family and friends. Contributing to the CFP keeps her skills sharp, her heart full and her head grounded.e
Beth's passion to help others and assuring the CFP runs efficiently and in compliance in all areas makes the CFP one of the best in Tampa. We are blessed she is on our team!
CAROL HITCHCOcK, VOLUNTEER coordinator
Carol began working for the Community Food Pantry as a volunteer in 2015. She was always around when we needed it for our large events, mobile pantries, and fundraising functions without us ever asking.
Carol enjoys traveling with her wife April and her family, who are also all long time volunteers of the pantry. She loves all animals and especially loves her rescued dog, Max.
Carol leads our Trailer team as the lead driver for all grocery partner and Feeding Tampa Bay pick ups. She coordinates our volunteers that are young and the young at heart for serving in the pantry, store pick ups and for team building events.
Carol is very passionate about caring for the less fortunate, especially the food insecure. She is one of the best tour guides around for all the good happening at the pantry. We are so happy she officially joined our team in 2019, she’s an amazing asset to our mission.