Joel E. Jacob

Joel is chairman and founder of The Bottle Crew, a global source for bottles, closures and trigger sprayers. Joel has linked his unwavering dedication to combating hunger with his company’s success and has used his resources and business relationships to connect many of his customers in the food and drug industry to hunger-fighting organizations to make sure that excess product does not go to waste.

Over a 10-year period, Joel organized a grassroots effort that helped convince Walmart to make a $2B commitment to help end hunger. This is one of the largest corporate donations in US history.

Joel is also a driving force in the battle to alleviate hunger in Israel, where he has worked to develop a national school meal program, and Jordan, where he has worked with the Royal Family to help establish a national food bank system.

He is the former chairman of Kids Kicking Cancer, The Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives, and the United Jewish Communities Young Leadership Cabinet, Michigan Region. He is also the Founder of CEO’s Under 17, a program that teaches inner city youth entrepreneurial skills.

Joel spent several years serving on the Seeds of Peace Board of Directors and worked closely with the organization’s founder and other key staff to support fundraising and initiate critical relationships in Detroit and in Washington, D.C. He maintains strong relationships with many Seeds graduates across the globe.

Joel is the recipient of the United Way Heart of Gold Award and the Jewish Community Relations Council activist award.

“I have been a supporter of Seeds of Peace for 20 years. By investing in these young leaders we are insuring that the future is hopeful. Not only does Seeds of Peace allow understanding of how peace can occur, it also teaches these future leaders the skills needed to make peace.”