The former president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank died Monday, according to the organization’s website.
Jan Pruitt, 63, died after fighting cancer for more than a year. After 20 years leading the food bank, Pruitt stepped down Dec. 15 to spend time with friends and family “rather than continue with her medical treatment,” the food bank’s statement said.
“Jan was a one-of-a-kind leader whose spirit and passion for feeding our hungry neighbors will continue to live in each of us as we fulfill her extraordinary legacy through the mission of the Food Bank,” Tom Black, the food bank’s board chairman, said in a prepared statement.
“We will all miss her more than words can say, as we hold her family in our thoughts and prayers.”
The North Texas Food Bank is headquartered in Dallas, serves Dallas and Tarrant counties and is served by the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
The Pruitt family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the North Texas Food Bank in Pruitt’s honor. Service details had not been made available as of Tuesday morning.