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 funding raising
initiatives, grant writing and outreach to the community, plus she assists the agency’s more
than 200 volunteers.
Before joining Friends in Need, Jill worked as an operations controller for 18 years for a Twin
Cities company. During her pastime, she enjoys vacationing each year with her girlfriends
from college. 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; together they have two adult children. Jill
and her husband share their home with their beloved pets, a cat named Lily who is 10 years old
and a white Labrador named Louis, who is the family’s pride and joy.