ProfileBorn, raised, and educated in the Boston area, Lauren Palumbo’s passion for the non-profit sector began at a young age while leading the community service group at her high school. That commitment to service led to a career working in support of nonprofits that focuses on innovative and unique missions. Her role at Lovin’ Spoonfuls combined with her background and passion for food, has led to more than 7 years of growth and leadership on the Spoonfuls team. Since joining Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Lauren has worked to grow the network of partners served by Lovin’ Spoonfuls as well as expanded the reach of the organization throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest and Hampden County in Western 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. In 2015, Lauren was recognized as an ‘Emerging Leader’ by Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders program, and in 2016, Lauren was selected as one of the BBJ’s ‘40 under 40,’ which recognizes Boston’s young business leaders.