Sophia Lenarz-Coy has been named executive director at The Food Group, a New Hope-based nonprofit focused on fighting hunger and nourishing the community with culturally relevant food.

Lenarz-Coy has worked in hunger relief her entire career, having re-joined The Food Group as director of programs and operations in 2018. Prior to that, she served as associate director at Hunger Solutions Minnesota. She also served as a leader for The Food Group’s programs team from 2008 to 2015. She managed Fare for All and food shelf partnerships and expanded culturally specific food offerings.

Lenarz-Coy assumes the position previously held by Lori Thorp, who stepped down in September after nine years with the organization.

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