About


Our Mission

Plenty! nourishes community and feeds hungry neighbors by growing and sharing food in Floyd County, Virginia. We value freshness in produce and program, generosity in giving and receiving, welcoming each and every person and preserving Floyd County’s land and culture. Our programs provide access to fresh, healthy food and teach growing and cooking skills in the Plenty! Fresh Food Pantry, Farm and Gardens, Schools and Gatherings.


Our Staff

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Kerry – Executive Director

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Rachel – Assistant Director

Mark – Farm Lead

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Karen & McCabe – Founders of Plenty!

Our Board of Directors

Kim O’DonnellSecretary is a retired Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge who was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She moved with her family to Floyd when she was twelve.  After a 22 year legal career in Richmond, she returned to Floyd County in 2007 to care for her terminally ill mother.   She inherited a deep appreciation for good food from her family and is passionate about building community connections and eradicating food insecurity in Floyd County.  She and her wife, Anita,  own and operate Wishbone Bee and Herb, a family farm devoted to growing Chinese medicinal herbs and beekeeping.

Pamela Pinto – Treasurer was born and raised in New York, but has lived throughout the U.S. mostly for work.  She has 20 plus years in marketing and business development and 10 plus years of fundraising experience in both corporate and non-profit sectors.  She loves everything to do with food; growing it, preserving, cooking, blogging, and especially sharing a meal with others which turned into a baking business.  She moved back to Floyd in 2013 along with her daughter Stella and feels so fortunate to be a part of a such a wonderful community and to be able to raise her daughter here.

Kat Johnson- President is a California native who has transplanted herself into the rich food and farming world that is Floyd Co Virginia. She received a degree in American History from Mills College and began working in community and school gardens shortly after graduation. Since then farming has taken her to four states, and continues to keep her well fed and inspired.  In her work, Kat manages farming operations at Fields Edge Farm in Floyd, where they grow 5 acres of wholesale produce and raise grassfed beef.

Joan Earman is a retired public and private school special education and, homebound and residential teach and educational diagnostician.  She received a B.A. in Education and a Master’s in Administration from Radford University.  She has always been an advocate for others and volunteers in the community coaching soccer, gymnastics and football.  She is also gives her time as a volunteer to Plenty!, Angels in the Attic,  and local elementary schools through the RIFF program.

Leslie Slusher – Vice President Phd taught for many years as a professor in the department of biology at WestChester University. She and her husband Roger moved to the family land in Floyd and established a market farm and a professional kennel called Fields Edge LLC. Leslie raises Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and shows them at dog shows around the country. Leslie is vice president of the Cavalier Health Foundation, and fully supports the mission of Plenty! by making sure that all farm surplus is donated to the food pantry.

Tom Schaefer spent most of his life in New Jersey where he worked 38 years for a manufacturer of synthetic lubricants, serving his last 16 years as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and R&D.  He and his late wife Katy discovered Floyd on a road trip in 2005 and fell in love with the people, spirit, and beauty of this community.  After taking an early retirement in 2007 they escaped New Jersey and settled in beautiful Floyd in 2012. In NJ Tom served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for The Petroleum Quality Institute of America, and President of the NY chapter of the lubricant society STLE.  In Floyd he volunteers for Plenty! and the Chamber of Commerce.  His passions include organic vegetable gardening, photography, art, and cooking.  He resides in Floyd with his new wife Debbie and three cats.

Lydeana Martin grew up in the Meadows of Dan area of Floyd County, near where both her parents were born. Her mom had 11 siblings and her dad had 6 and neither ever took a meal for granted. From her dad, Lydeana gained a love for mountain music and business, and from her mom she gained faith, a love for gardening, and an example of sharing and serving others.  After college, Lydeana returned to Floyd County and has worked in community and economic development since 2000. Her favorite time of year is when she can walk to the garden to gather supper.

Elizabeth Warriner Bio coming soon!