Tessa Stapp (they/she)

Job title: 
Outreach Lead
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Why Basic Needs? 

My family has experienced cyclical basic needs insecurity for decades, and I can dream of a future where my family, and all families are free from the systemic factors of insecurity. I grew up as the youngest volunteer at the Soup Kitchen my family frequented. When I left home, I worried I would not be able to find a new support network. However, the Basic Needs Center has come to feel like home. It is a space that has supported me when in need of food assistance and led me to a community of caring people. Now, I am happy to extend this support forward. As Outreach Lead, I am excited to bring others on our journey towards a future focused on food justice and uplifting all lives.