Our Story: Meet the Team
Assistant to the Director
Jill Hughes, Assistant to the Director
Jill Hughes joined Friends in Need Food Shelf in 2017 as the assistant to the
executive director. What excites her the most about working at the food shelf is
that she's in a position to have an impact on so many lives. In her role, Jill supports
the executive director on fundraising initiatives, grant writing and outreach to
the community, plus she assists the agency’s more than 170 volunteers
Before joining Friends in Need, Jill worked as an operations controller for 18 years
for a Twin Cities company. In her free time, she enjoys vacationing each year
with her college girlfriends. For the past several years, they’ve visited Puerto Rico,
Hawaii, and in 2018 they went to San Diego.
Jill resides in Hudson, WI, with her husband, Brian with whom she has two adult
children. Jill and her husband share their home with their beloved pets, a 10-year-
old cat named Lily, and Louis, a seven-year-old white Labrador who is the family's
pride and joy.