Current Fellows
Food Systems for Health

Kelly Quintero

Bloomberg Fellow

Kelly Quintero is the Senior Policy Director at Feeding America (FA) based in Washington D.C., where she oversees state and federal policy engagement on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other federal nutrition programs. In this role, Kelly works side-by-side with Feeding America‚Äôs network of food banks across the nation, including Puerto Rico, to advance state legislative opportunities to increase access to SNAP for people facing food insecurity. Additionally, she incorporates feedback from people with lived or living experience into policy recommendations and works closely with other national organizations to share insights on nutrition assistance. Prior to Feeding America, Kelly served as the Director of Advocacy & Government Relations at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She is a first-generation American born to Colombian immigrants. 

Feeding America (FA) is committed to an America where no one is hungry. FA supports tens of millions of people who experience food insecurity to get the food and resources they say they need to thrive as part of a nationwide network of food banks, statewide food bank associations, food pantries and meal programs. Feeding America also invests in innovative solutions to increase equitable access to nutritious food, advocate for legislation that improves food security and work to address factors that impact food security, such as health, cost of living and employment.  To assist in its mission, FA partners with people experiencing food insecurity, policymakers, organizations, and supporters, united with them in a movement to end hunger.

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