Dinglasan appointed Director of Office of Food Safety Advocate
August 4, 2022
Governor Phil Murphy today announced Mark Dinglasan as Director of the Office of the Food Safety Advocate. In September 2021, Governor Murphy reaffirmed his commitment to ending hunger in New Jersey by signing comprehensive legislation to address food insecurity and creating the Office of the Food Safety Advocate.
“Ensuring access to adequate food is essential to making New Jersey the best state in which to raise a family, for every family,” Governor Murphy said. “Today, I am delighted to announce Mark Dinglasan as Director of the Office of the Food Safety Advocate. I am confident that under Mark’s leadership, we will make great strides in our continued commitment to ending food safety. food insecurity by boosting food aid and providing support to communities across the state.
The Office of the Food Security Advocate will coordinate the administration of state food insecurity programs, advocate for the food insecure, and develop new policy initiatives to fight hunger and facilitate greater access food aid programs.
“I am truly thrilled with the appointment of Mark Dinglasan as New Jersey’s first-ever statewide food safety advocate,” Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin said. “We were very intentional in creating this office to oversee statewide hunger relief efforts, break down silos, and facilitate partnerships between all levels of government and organizations working in security. eating. Leading CUMAC as Executive Director for the past five years, Mark brings an in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s food landscape and a unique set of skills focused on food justice that together make him highly equipped to take on this role. I look forward to meeting him in the weeks to come as he shapes the vision for the office and partners in the future to ensure everyone can meet their most basic dietary needs.
“I am extremely honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the State of New Jersey as Director of the Office of the Food Safety Advocate,” said Mark Dinglasan. “Ending hunger has nothing to do with giving people food and everything to do with advocating for food security. New Jersey has the leadership, systems, and agents of change we can partner with to continue this advocacy.
Mark Dinglasan is currently Executive Director of CUMAC, Passaic County’s largest hunger relief organization. As Executive Director, Dinglasan led CUMAC’s mission to fight hunger and its root causes through a holistic, trauma-informed approach that provides groceries and basic necessities to families and individuals in the need. With over 15 years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors, Dinglasan has led teams in program management, youth development, sales and strategic planning. He received his MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Monmouth University.
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