Mika Tesfaye

Mika Tesfaye

Director of Dig Deep Farms Food Hub

Mika Tesfaye is the newly appointed Food Hub Director out of the Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League who aims to progress the community capitals policing by addressing the war on crime through the Food as Medicine movement. By leading new efforts for food recovery, supporting the Food as Rx presence within local clinics, as well as supporting independent caterers and small business owners showcase their talents by utilizing the newly renovated Food Hub kitchen, her goal is to help communities thrive.

Before starting this position, Mika Tesfaye worked as a Patient/Retail Services Manager at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland for 3 1/2 years. During that time she managed to not only oversee 2,000 meals daily feed clients, patients and families, but she piloted a food recovery program in collaboration with LA & SF Specialty, while constructing a food referral process in EPIC which aimed to link patients to local food farmacies by collaborating with UCSF BCHO Community Department of Health.

Mika Tesfaye is a wife, and mother of two and enjoys spending time with her family when she's not working. She is originally from Indianapolis, IN and she loves hosting and you can probably find her hosting a party at her place anytime to all who is welcomed!