Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is honored to add Susannah Randolph to its Board of Directors. From her undergraduate days as a student leader at Florida State University to Executive Director of Florida Watch Action leading the fight against Rick Scott’s anti-middle class agenda with the wildly successful Pink Slip Rick campaign, Susannah always inspired those around her to fight for a greater purpose.
Susannah worked as the District Director for FL-09 to help keep the Kissimmee Gateway Airport open in the face of sequestration cuts to the FAA budget, and helped secure a $6.5 million grant for the Orange County Firefighters – creating 40 new jobs and keeping fire stations open. It was during a congressional visit to the food bank that Susannah learned about the hunger picture in Central Florida. After watching a video about a local family who had no idea where their next meal was coming from, she was saw an opportunity to lend her ability to inspire and engage people to make a difference.
“That video has stuck with me because it shows the real face of hunger in our community,” she recalls. “Hunger does not only affect the homeless. It is an issue that impacts working families who still cannot afford to feed their children.”
Susannah is currently the Senior Campaign Representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which is dedicated to helping utilities move away from fossil fuels and toward a future of clean, renewable energy. She has been married to former Florida State Representative and current Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph for 10 years, and is mother to a six year old force of nature, Hillary Eleanor Randolph. She has been twice named one of Orlando’s most powerful people and won numerous awards for her work.
For Susannah, it boils down to this: “We live in the greatest country on Earth and no one should go to bed hungry at the end of the day.”
Join her in 2018 and get involved in the fight to end hunger in Central Florida.