About Us -

Our Founders

Feed America First was established in June 2000 by two men who brought extensive education, business skills, and experience to the task of feeding the hungry. Don Herbert and Tom Henry felt called to leave the corporate world to utilize that business experience for the aid of those in need. The mission of Feed America First is "to provide food to those who feed the hungry".

Don Herbert had over 30 years experience in the field of Distribution with national organizations such as Pfizer, Eckerd Drugs, Pier 1 Imports,and Feed The Children. Don died of cancer in November 2001, and is survived by his wife Liette, and their sons Darryl and Matt. He is missed, but his vision for Feed America First lives on.

Tom Henry is a Georgia Tech engineer who spent his 30-year restaurant career with Steak and Ale, Houston's, and Rio Bravo Cantinas. Tom is the Executive Director of Feed America First.

Tom and Linda, married since 1977, reside in Franklin, Tennessee, where they attend Bethlehem United Methodist Church. They have three daughters, Chelsea, Jessica and Allison, and four grandchildren, Emma, Lilly, Violet and Azra.