Care for Realone of the largest food pantries in the Chicago areahas named Gregory D. Gross as its new executive director.
Gross is moving to Care for Real from The Night Ministry, where he most recently was director of learning and impact. In this role, he directed institutional learning efforts, program and impact evaluation, research partnerships, and data collection and management.
An ordained clergyperson in The United Methodist Church, Gross earned master's degrees at both the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and Evanston's Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and has focused on multicultural urban leadership.
Last year, Care for Real distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food to 55,000 peopleenough to make 1.25 million meals.