We’re excited to kick off part one of this series with an exclusive dialogue with Lauren Palumbo, COO of Lovin’ Spoonfuls!
Lauren was born, raised, and educated in the Boston area. Coming from a background in the hospitality and non-profit sectors, she has a unique perspective of the inputs and outputs of food system operations. In 2015, Lauren was recognized as an ‘Emerging Leader’ by Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders program, and in 2016, Lauren was selected as one of the Boston Business Journal’s ’40 under 40′, which recognizes Boston’s young business leaders. She plays a vital role on the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team in ensuring timely delivery of nutritious food to recipients across the Greater Boston Area, continuing to lead conversations on the importance of reducing food waste and ensuring access to healthy food for all.
What does Lovin’ Spoonfuls Do?
Lovin’ Spoonfuls is an organization that facilitates the recovery and distribution of healthy, perishable food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental and economic impact that food waste has on our community. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a 501c3, non-profit organization. Check out these impressive stats!
- 11,000,000+ pounds of food rescued to date
- Partners with 140 agencies, serving 30,000 people weekly
- Receiving would-be wasted food from 70+ vendors, supplying more than 65,000 pounds of food each week
- 6 trucks that visit 30 agencies each day
Read more about Lauren's passion for fighting local food waste in the first of this blog series here!
How can YOU play a part in the movement? Join us on April 28th at the Boston Public Market’s Agricultural Fest, and engage in our social media campaign - share your efforts to combat food waste by tagging us and using the hashtag #WDSDBoston for a chance to win a Slow Food prize!