Meet Our Team


Ken Moore ~ Founder and CEO

"I was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside. I know firsthand what it means to struggle. I’ve seen hunger and food insecurity firsthand and been around it throughout my entire childhood. I started GiftMeal to ensure children, working single-mothers, and families that are going through adverse life challenges are never without food again.”

Liz Pedley ~ Chief Technology Officer

"I'm passionate about GiftMeal because it is a unique platform allowing individuals to give directly to people in their community with an immediate need. Removing the middle man allows for greater transparency and gives individuals the benefit of knowing the circumstances of the people they are helping. I feel blessed to be a part of the GiftMeal team and our mission to help solve food insecurity."

Cassie Appleton ~ Chief Social Worker

“I am with GiftMeal because I am passionate about supporting sustainable community resources for the flourishing of every individual. GiftMeal provides an innovative, empowering, and thoughtful approach to solving food insecurity, and I am honored to be a part of seeing lives change for the better.”

Preston Langley ~ EAP Advisor

“Food insecurity is all around us, and the rising rates of it in our country calls for immediate action. As the child of a single mother, I’ve experienced food insecurity in my early years, and it seemed like no matter what we did, we couldn’t seem to catch a break. Now that I’m an adult with the means to do so, I believe I have a duty to do what I can to see a need, meet a need, and tell others to help limit the number of people who are suffering from any bouts of food insecurity.”

Caryn Chalmers ~ EAP Advisor

“Imagine how much we can accomplish in eradicating food insecurity when one person helping another is a weekly or even daily effort. Fathers and mothers working multiple jobs to make ends meet; widows, veterans and college students surviving on one meal a day due to circumstances outside their control; these stories and many more are at the heart of my support for the vision and purpose of GiftMeal.”