Frank Kubik is the Director of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) at Focus: HOPE and has served in that capacity since 2011. The Focus: HOPE CSFP issues food on a monthly basis to over 41,000 senior citizens in four counties. Under Frank’s direction, Focus: HOPE’s food centers have brought in additional services to the community including free income tax preparation, utility payment assistance, and free health screenings.
Frank has been with Focus: HOPE since 1981. He is the past four-time president of the National CSFP Association, and co-chairs the NCSFPA Education Committee. In 2007, he gave testimony on behalf of CSFP to the U. S. Senate Committee on Agriculture as well as in 2017 to the U. S. House of Representatives Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition. He was formerly chairperson and a charter member of the Detroit Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, and a member of the American Commodity Distribution Association TEFAP/CSFP Committee.
Frank studied accounting at Henry Ford Community College and Wayne State University. He successfully completed the SCR Leadership in Transition program at Ford Motor Company as well as the University of Michigan Business School’s Building the Leadership Engine: Transforming Human Service for the 21st Century program.
Frank has received many awards, including the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Keep the Dream Alive Award from the Archdiocese of Detroit, the Unsung Hero Award from the Detroit Community Health Connection, the first Leona Martens NCSFPA Champion Award by the National CSFP Association, and the Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award from the Detroit Free Press and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition. He was spotlighted as an Unsung Hero in the April 2016 USDA Foods from Farm to Plate newsletter. Frank is a lifelong resident of Detroit and has been described as “all Detroit” by the New York Times.