Featuring Joanne Barry, Caroline Murphy, and Lauren Palumbo
Join us for a Panel Discussion on
Solving Hunger in MetroWest
Tuesday, January 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McAuliffe Library, 746 Water Street, Framingham
A Place to Turn
Senior Program Officer
Foundation for MetroWest
Chief Operating Officer
Joanne began volunteering at A Place To Turn, wanting to give back to her community. She has been the food pantry’s Site Coordinator, Assistant Director, and is now in her 12th year as Executive Director. She recognizes that while examining the causes of poverty is crucial, we must continue to feed those who are hungry in the meantime. Joanne just completed six years of service on the MetroWest NonProfit Network’s Board of Directors. She is a participating member of two local Hunger Networks and collaborates with many area food assistance programs.
Over the past four years, Caroline has helped to grow and refine the Foundation’s strategy to address food insecurity across the MetroWest region. In 2018, through the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund, she helped direct more than $150,000 into the community to support hunger relief efforts. She is passionate about finding ways to better understand the root causes of food insecurity and how the entire food system can play a role in solving hunger in MetroWest.
Lauren serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a food rescue organization based in Boston. For the past 6 years, Lauren has worked to grow the network of partners served by Lovin’ Spoonfuls and expand the reach of the organization throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Lauren seeks to bring this food rescue model to every community in Massachusetts, and to continue to lead conversations on the importance of reducing food waste and ensuring access to healthy food for all people.
MetroWest Hunger Relief Panel
Can our food systems really play a part in solving hunger? Join us on January 8th for an engaging discussion on the innovative and unique ways our community is working across the food system to solve hunger. Learn practical ways to be a part of the solution to end hunger right here in MetroWest.