Nita Kurmins Gilson, Executive Director, Programs & Outreach, ProduceGood

In 2009, Nita launched a grassroots program called “CropSwap”with the support of friends and volunteers (many of whom are still with ProduceGood today) to benefit the North County Food Bank. Through Nita’s determination, the distribution model was later expanded through a partnership with Feeding San Diego. In 2014, Nita  joined with Alex and Jeri to incorporate ProduceGood, increasing CropSwap’s citrus recovery from 6,000 to 25,000 pounds in twelve short months. Today, Nita drives ProduceGood CropSwap and Market Share programs and community outreach in her co-directing role with Alex. She works with tireless passion as an agent of change in the county, collaborating as part of the food sustainability and zero waste movements, representing ProduceGood in organizations with like missions and driving PG’s produce recovery programs 52 weeks a year.