Ackerman Joins D.C. Food Bank Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Peter Ackerman, the founding investor behind online grocer FreshDirect, was appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Capital Area Food Bank here, the nonprofit group said Thursday.

The appointment comes as FreshDirect prepares to expand into the Washington area "soon," the food bank said. FreshDirect was launched in New York City, where it is based, and recently expanded to Philadelphia.

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