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Spirit & Truth, Soup Kitchen Elects New VP

Chelsea Consalo was recently elected the new vice president of Spirit & Truth Ministries/Vineland Soup Kitchen, which works with the community and local churches to provide hot nutritious lunches to the low income and homeless population in the surrounding community.

“As Chelsea is a respected member of the surrounding community and with her background in her family business, we felt this is just what Spirit & Truth Ministries needed for our organization to lead us to a new level of serving and helping the less fortunate,” said Matt Milam, president.

“We are excited and look forward to having Chelsea’s guidance and attention to detail to lead us into a new chapter,” said Raquel Soto, executive director. “We are confident in her abilities to take on the tasks that she will be charged with, to continue our mission of feeding the food insecure in our community.”

“I am very honored and humbled, to say the least, that the board of directors has elected me vice president to this great organization that has been spiritually serving the very ones that just need a hand up, a nutritious meal every day for over 40 years,” said Consalo. “I look forward to seeing that this mission continues doing just that.”

Consalo is the executive vice president of Consalo Family Farms and The Fresh Wave Fruit and Produce. The company is headquartered in Vineland, and the family has been in the produce industry since 1927. Consalo joined the family business shortly after college graduation and currently manages several facets of the business, wearing many hats as a leader for the family’s farms as well as production facilities.

Along with many active roles in various farm trade associations, Consalo is currently a member of the New Jersey Blueberry Advisory Council and is the finance administrator for the New Jersey Blueberry Growers Association. She was accepted into and will attend the esteemed agribusiness program at Harvard Business School in January 2023.

Consalo currently resides in Egg Harbor City and enjoys spending time with her dog, Gracie Mae.

This content originally appeared in Produce News.