All Faiths Food Bank named to ‘Top 100 Best Companies’ list

All Faiths Food Bank’s leadership team (from l-r) chief financial officer Timothy Taylor, chief program officer MJ Horen, chief people officer DD Goerke, CEO Sandra Frank, chief development officer Denise Cotler, and senior director of operations Ryan Beaman

SARASOTA, FL — All Faiths Food Bank was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. The annual Best Companies list – featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine – ranks 100 companies in small, midsized, and large employer categories.

All Faiths was ranked #20 in the midsized companies list and was one of only four nonprofits to make the cut in this category, comprising 41 employers.

“At All Faiths Food Bank, our culture is firmly ‘people first’ – we financially support professional and personal development, our managers are encouraged to mentor and advocate for their teams, and we foster cross-departmental trust, innovation and camaraderie,” says All Faiths Food Bank’s Chief People Officer, DD Goerke. “We have been thoughtful and strategic in building a team that believes in our mission and is passionate about helping others. It is truly an honor to be recognized as a Top 100 Best Company; we strive to always measure up to the highest standard when it comes to our team and culture.”

To participate, companies or government entities were required to have at least 15 workers in Florida and to be in operation at least one year. Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

“Companies who listen to their employees and create workplaces that enhance the quality of life for their teams are rewarded with productivity, stability and a thriving work environment,” says Florida Trend Executive Editor Vickie Chachere.

“Innovative, inspirational and visionaries … these Florida companies continue to set trends for others to follow,” adds Florida Trend Publisher David Denor. “This group of impressive companies continues to recruit, retain and deliver unique workplace environments for their employees and clients alike.”

The Best Companies program is managed by Florida Trend and Workforce Research Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council. Workforce Research Group managed the registration, survey and analysis, and determined the final rankings. For the list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For In Florida, visit

For more about All Faiths Food Bank, visit

About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, providing millions of meals each year in collaboration with 480 programs and partner agencies throughout the community. All Faiths works not only to end hunger today but also strives to end hunger – forever – by helping families and individuals gain long-term food security, enjoy better health outcomes, and achieve self-sufficiency. All Faiths is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator and is a member of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks. For more information visit

Originally posted 2023-08-19 13:15:27.