SheShinesOn…Emma McCarthy, Lovin’ Spoonfuls


Lead Development Officer since June 2012

Grew up in Atlanta, GA

Would love to have a dog, but is currently stranded in a no-pet building

Formerly worked at Flour Bakery, one of Lovin' Spoonfuls' key partners

Q: Lovin’ Spoonfuls runs a tight ship – tell us about your role.

My job revolves around raising funds for the organization, but since our team is so small, I have a hand in a lot of other areas as well.

Q: What have you done previously that’s influenced your work with Lovin’ Spoonfuls?

Working at other small non-profit organizations prior to this one helped provide a bit of context to the nature of the job, but every day is a learning experience – even after 18 months of working here!

Q: What advice would you give to people who are interested in food rescue?

The most effective and immediate way for people to have an impact (aside from donating to Lovin’ Spoonfuls!) is to reduce their own food waste footprint at home. Simple things like eating leftovers, taking advantage of the freezer, making shopping lists and planning out meals can really make a difference – on both your environmental footprint and your wallet!

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