Visionaries in the Field of Hunger Relief

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street, Concord MA

A multi-generational panel discussion with three Visionaries who turned hunger awareness into hunger action: Doug Rauch, Founder, Daily Table; former President of Trader Joe's, Katie Stagliano, Founder, Katie's Krops; high school student, winner of Clinton Global Citizenship Award, Ashley Stanley, Founder of Lovin' Spoonfuls; one of Boston's most innovative leaders under 40, TEDx speaker. Come prepared to be inspired and join the discussion.   

If not you, who?  If not now, when?

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Hosted by Gaining Ground  341 Virginia Road Concord MA 01742   978 610 6086.

Backgrounds of the panelists:

Doug Rauch spent 31 years with Trader Joe's, the last 14 years as President, helping grow the business from a small, nine-store grocery chain in California to a nationally acclaimed retail success story with over 340 stores in 30 states. Doug is currently the Founder/President of Daily Table, an innovative retail concept designed to bring affordable nutrition to the food insecure in cities by utilizing the excess, wholesome food that would otherwise be wasted at growers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.

Katie Stagliano is the 16-year-old Founder & Chief Executive Gardener of Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit organization with the mission to create vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same. Katie's Krops currently has over 80 kid-run gardens in 29 states that have produced thousands of pounds of healthy, fresh food for families in need. Katie also runs a soup kitchen in her community. She is the the youngest recipient of the Clinton Global Citizenship Award for her leadership in civil society, is featured in the award-winning documentary film "The Starfish Throwers," and is the author of "Katie's Cabbage."

Ashley Stanley is a born and bred Bostonian. Since founding Lovin’ Spoonfuls in 2010, Ashley and her team have rescued and distributed over two million pounds of fresh, healthy food into the social service stream. She has created unparalleled awareness for food rescue, with dedication to addressing the significant consequences of food waste. In 2012, Lovin’ Spoonfuls was a two-time winner of the Mass Challenge competition, the largest global startup accelerator. In 2013, Ashley was selected by Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s most innovative business leaders under age 40. She serves on the Boston Food Policy Council and is one of Oxfam International’s Sisters of the Planet Ambassadors, as well as a TEDx community speaker.