Category Archives: News & Updates

From the Driver’s Seat: Honoring Those Who Served

Our MetroWest Driver, Anthony Summa, reflects on Veterans Day.   Working as a food rescue driver for Lovin’ Spoonfuls, I have been able to collaborate with numerous organizations benefiting a wide spectrum of individuals and causes, a major one being veterans assistance. Polling of the agencies we support in the Greater Boston area shows that […]

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Thank You for an Incredible 6th Annual Ultimate Tailgate Party!

We are thrilled to report that the 2016 Ultimate Tailgate Party was our most successful fundraiser yet. Your support helped us raise more than $250,000! It was a spectacular end to a record breaking week, which marked the rescue and distribution of our 5,000,000th pound of food. Bravo to EVERYONE! On Sunday evening we welcomed more than 500 supporters […]

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls launches #HowiRescue!

Food waste is a problem. A BIG problem. Currently, 40 percent of all food in the USA goes to waste, resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars in energy and environmental resources lost, and pollution-causing methane emitting from food waste in landfills. Yet one in seven Americans does not know where their next meal is […]

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BBJ Recognizes ‘Spoonfuls COO Lauren Palumbo

We are so proud to share that our COO, Lauren Palumbo, has been named to the Boston Business Journal‘s 2016 ‘40 Under 40‘ class! We are thrilled she is being recognized in such great company, and we love working with her every day! Read the full story here.

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Meet Deb!

Deb Hicks joined our team as a Food Rescue Driver in July  How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I first learned about LS when I saw their job posting on Idealist.org. I was immediately intrigued by the work they did and impressed by their team’s very informed perspectives on food-related issues. For me the […]

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Meet Vinny!

Vinny Vassallo joined our team in July as a Food Rescue Driver How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I heard about Lovin’ Spoonfuls on the radio (when food is involved, everything has my extra attention). I was impressed by the work they do at the time, but hadn’t thought about them again until I saw […]

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From The Driver’s Seat: Rescuing Nutrition

Cathy Pedtke, one of our Drivers, talks about the nutritional impact of the food we deliver. Since I started driving with Lovin’ Spoonfuls, I have encountered some skeptics of the work I do. People can glance at the surface, at a line outside a pantry or a single person with a cardboard sign, and think […]

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Meet Jacob!

Jacob Matz (right) joined our team in May as a Food Rescue Driver. How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I came to Lovin’ Spoonfuls after working as a research assistant in environmental sociology and studying environmental health at a local university. In rural and urban communities most exposed to industrial contamination, food access is also […]

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Meet Joel!

Joel Simonson (left) joined our team in May as a Food Rescue Driver. How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I arrived at Lovin’ Spoonfuls upon completing my master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University. I remembered that Lauren and Ashley were guest speakers in one of my classes, so when there was […]

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Plenty continues to take shape!

Plenty, our culinary and nutritional program, has been serving our community of partners since 2014. Through cooking demonstrations led by our chef partners, we teach our beneficiaries whole-ingredient, low-waste cooking using the delicious food we distribute each day to more than 25,000 people in Greater Boston and MetroWest. Last week, Plenty was on the main […]

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Meet Katy!

Katy Jordan joined our team in April 2016 as our Communications Director How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I was first introduced to the organization in 2011, as a then-reporter looking for story ideas. I rode around with Ashley for a couple of days, wrote an article and produced a video on Lovin’ Spoonfuls. […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: Wheelin’ & Dealin’

Reggie, one of our drivers, talks about our work in this Driver’s Seat post What does it take to be a food rescue driver? Well, driving is one part to the job. My day always begins the same way — once my coffee is almost done and Penny is warmed-up and ready to go, we […]

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Meet Lisa!

Lisa Allen joined our team in April 2016 as a Food Rescue Driver How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I was looking for a non-profit job which might use my areas of expertise on Craigslist.  When I arrived at the job with Lovin’ Spoonfuls I applied with literally no hope that I might be considered. Describe a typical […]

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Welcome Katy!

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Katy Jordan to the ‘Spoonfuls team! Katy steps into the role of Communications Director, having a little history with us. A seasoned journalist, producer and digital strategist, Katy has worked on a number of pieces with Lovin’ Spoonfuls – ranging from newspaper articles to videos. We are incredibly lucky […]

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Meet Anthony!

Anthony Summa joined our team in March 2016 as our MetroWest Food Rescue Driver How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I worked in a few different fields before I began working with Lovin’ Spoonfuls and I didn’t feel that sense of purpose that I wanted to get from my job. So I starting looking for jobs with environmentally-conscious […]

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What This Marathon Means to Me…

On Monday, April 18th, our own Lauren Palumbo will line up as one of the 30,000 runners in the 120th Boston Marathon.  Dear Friends of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, With only days to go before we toe the starting line in Hopkinton, my mind is on the race pretty much every hour of the day! During one […]

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From the Driver’s Seat: A Day on the Road with Kelsey

What’s one question our drivers hear the most? “What’s a day on the truck like?” For this Driver’s Seat post, Kelsey is here to answer that question! — 8:30 AM – I arrive at the lot in South Boston. I do a quick check of the truck (make sure the lights are working and the […]

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Meet Emma!

Emma Dismukes joined our team in March 2015 as a Food Rescue Driver How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? A very fruitful Internet search led me to a job posting for a food rescue driver. It was so different from anything else I’d seen, and definitely right up my alley of interests, so I just had […]

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Meet Reggie!

Reggie Nguyen joined our team in September 2015 as a Food Rescue Driver   How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I first learned about Lovin’ Spoonfuls from Rosie’s Place, my former employer. I worked in the pantry there, so I got to know the company and the drivers really well. I have always admired Lovin’ Spoonfuls, […]

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Meet Kelsey!

Kelsey Moss joined our team in September 2015 as a Food Rescue Driver How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I was looking to move to Boston, and with a background in social work I was looking into many different social service agencies. I found that many of them partnered with Lovin’. I checked out the […]

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