Brent Palmer was appointed to the Board on July 31, 2020. Brent previously served as liaison to the Foundation Board of Directors in 2021/22. Brent was the Director of the Mustard Seed Food Bank in Victoria BC for over 30 years until he retired in 2017. He was also Chairman of the Special Events Committee and the Director of the Vancouver Island Food Recovery/Distribution Centre. He was active for years on Member Council of Food Banks Canada and also served as an elected member of the Board of Directors for Food Banks Canada. He is a founding member and past President of the BC Association of Food Banks and is currently still serving as a board member for Food Banks BC. He was instrumental in creating the BC Sharing Program for BC and assisted in setting up similar programs in other provinces.
Before joining the non‐profit sector, Brent was the Chairman of the Inquest Committee with United Steelworkers Local 6500 in Sudbury Ontario for many years and was the Vice Chairman of the Safety/Health Committee for Inco Metals also in Sudbury. Brent is a recipient of the Queen Jubilee Award; an Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, the Ed Bloos Memorial Award recipient in 2017; several Awards for service from Food Banks BC and Food Banks Canada.