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SPOON-FED:

Welcome, Andy

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is expanding to Worcester County this spring! Our team has grown, too, with new Food Rescue Coordinators to run the route. Get to know one of them, Andy Fehribach, in this Q&A.

How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls?

During college, I did sociological research for a pay-what-you-can cafe. I learned a great deal about food insecurity there and the many reasons it exists. After graduation, I spent a year working for a behavioral school, where I worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Wanting to continue to help people access basic needs, I returned to food insecurity. I’m especially interested in learning more about the relationship between food insecurity and K-12 education.

How did you become interested in food rescue?

In school, I studied, in part, the social stigmatization of food insecurity, the historic guidelines of food consumption, and the cultural significance of dining. Food waste and food insecurity within neighboring, or different parts of the same, community always seemed bizarre. It didn’t make sense to me how some people had enough, or more than enough, while some people didn’t. Finding Lovin’ Spoonfuls and getting involved in food rescue in a hands-on way – helping get that food from where it is to people who need it – is very exciting.

What passions do you bring to the job?

I am passionate about effective and respectful service, and good communication with our partners. This enables a safer, friendlier, and more productive working environment.

Do your friends/family consider you a good cook? Any signature recipes?

My cooking has very little nuance. While I don’t consider myself a vegetarian, I eat very little meat. I enjoy making dishes that allow me to casually add ingredients, such as stew, sauce, pasta, etc. I love gumbo especially, though I’ve never tried making it myself.

What would we find in your fridge now?

After having oat milk once, I didn’t go back. I think it’s the superior milk and always have it in my fridge.

What’s your favorite childhood food memory?

One food memory I have is making English pancakes as a part of my family’s Christmas tradition. My siblings and I would make an arrangement of toppings and ingredients for the pancakes while my mom cooked. This was especially fun when I was younger.

Who are your heroes?

Musicians are my heroes because of the energy they need during live performances and the creativity they show in song writing and/or composition. The production that occurs both on and off stage to make music work is remarkable. 
 
I never took too strongly to playing an instrument myself, so to see live music is great. The first album I bought was The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I’ve since broadened out my listening across numerous genres from multiple continents.

Learn more about Andy Fehribach and the other members of Team Lovin’ on our staff page.