Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)

Derrick Chubbs, CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank is stepping down to take a role at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Chubbs has been leading the Central Texas Food Bank since 2016.



“[Chubbs] has helped us lay a strong financial and strategic foundation for future success into place. Today, our Food Bank is supporting more neighbors than ever before, and Derrick’s leadership has helped make that possible. While he leaves us, we are pleased that his expertise will continue to benefit the Feeding America network,” said Stephen Portner, board chair of the Central Texas Food Bank, in a press release.

Chubbs led the food bank during hurricane recovery, Winter Storm Uri and the pandemic. During his time with the nonprofit, the food bank has fed more people, brought on more donors and established more food pantries, according to the press release. Catrina Salinas, chief people officer of the food bank, will take on the CEO role on an interim basis as the board of directors looks for a new leader.

The food bank serves 65,000 people every week, according to the press release.