Sharon Thornberry is rural communities liaison at Columbia Gorge Food Bank. She is a long-time Bread for the World activist. Thornberry previously served as community food systems manager at Oregon Food Bank and as president and board member of the Community Food Security Coalition. She served as a member of the Bishop’s Initiative to End Hunger of the Oregon Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Oregon Hunger Task Force. Thornberry is the recipient of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon 2018 Ecumenical Service Award in recognition of her leadership to eliminate hunger from Oregon’s rural communities. She is United Methodist. The Dalles, Oregon.