Team Lovin’


ASHLEY STANLEY - Founder / Executive Director
Ashley is a born and bred Bostonian. Since founding Lovin’ Spoonfuls in 2010, Ashley and her team have distributed over 900,000 lbs of fresh, healthy food to those in need. She has created unparalleled awareness for food rescue, with dedication to addressing the significant consequences of food waste. In 2011 the Boston Business Journal named her an ‘Emerging Leader’, and most recently one of the BBJ’s 2013 ’40 under 40′, which recognizes Boston’s most innovative business leaders. In 2012 Lovin’ Spoonfuls was a two-time winner of the Mass Challenge competition, which is the largest global startup accelerator . She is on Mayor Thomas Menino’s food policy task force, and has been named one of Oxfam International’s Sisters of the Planet Ambassadors. Stanley’s also been honored by Oxfam for her commitment to social justice through hunger relief. Contact Ashley
MEG KILEY - Haul Manager
From walking dogs to restaurant work to film production, Meg brings a diverse background to Lovin’ Spoonfuls. A Boston area native, she’s always been conscious and aware of social issues directly impacting the community. After reading about ‘Spoonfuls in the Spring ’11 issue of Edible Boston, she was inspired by and excited about the mission. When a job opened up, she immediately applied. She’s thrilled to join the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team and work to bring hunger relief to Massachusetts. Contact Meg
EMMA MCCARTHY - Lead Development Officer
Emma has worked at a variety of nonprofits, ranging from a small environmental education start-up to a national conservation organization. Although she grew up in Atlanta, Emma fell in love with the New England area during her time at Hamilton College in upstate New York, and moved to Boston shortly after graduation. A stint at Boston’s beloved Flour Bakery + Cafe provided with her an introduction to the Boston food scene, and fueled her ongoing fascination with cooking, the restaurant industry, and all things food. After seeing Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ work firsthand during her time at Flour, Emma was eager to join the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team when a position opened up in May 2012. She is excited for the opportunity to connect her experience in the food industry to her background in the nonprofit sector at Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Contact Emma
LAUREN PALUMBO Chief Operating Officer
Born, raised, and educated in the Boston area, Lauren worked in marketing and events positions with non-profits Investors’ Circle and Mass Insight Education, as well as Mass Insight Corporation, before most recently serving as Director of Marketing for New France, LLC (parent company for L’Espalier and Apple Street Farm). Lauren joined the team at Lovin’ Spoonfuls excited to combine her desire to affect positive change in the world with her love of the greater Boston food community. Having followed the growth of the organization from afar, Lauren is eager to be managing operations and helping Lovin’ Spoonfuls continue to expand. Contact Lauren
Spencer has been in Boston since October 2010, but until now, hadn’t found his calling. Having been a chemical analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah for 13 years, food rescue was something he had never heard of, let alone considered as an occupation; but after spending just one week on the trucks, bringing fresh, healthy food to those in need, it was clear why he was in New England. He understands how important the work that Lovin’ Spoonfuls does is, and is very grateful to be part of the team, doing good works. Contact Spencer
Bob Burton comes from a background of management in warehousing and transportation for most of his career. Recently, Bob worked for a meals on wheels program, a senior lunch program, and food pantries on the North Shore. While working with the elderly and learning their needs, he learned that this was just the tip of the iceberg for food insecurity. After much research and discussion, he found Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Bob is thrilled to be helping people, enjoys the work very much and is excited to bring his background to the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team to continue to support those in need. Contact Bob
Sarah Garrett is an alumna of the University of Oklahoma, where she studied languages and anthropology. She came to food rescue through her background in organizing for justice and liberation, and her enthusiasm for direct service. Sarah believes the work that the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team does poses a challenge to the myth of scarcity – we produce plenty of food to feed the needy. She is honored to be doing work that helps people survive the struggle with dignity and fresh vegetables. Sarah is enthusiastic about the opportunity Lovin’ Spoonfuls has provided to combine her drive to make people’s lives better, redistribute the necessary materials of life, and cruise the Greater Boston Metro areas’s crowded streets. Contact Sarah