Lens on Leadership: with Jennifer Mehigan

January 27, 2022 Updated: January 23, 2024

From our Board of Directors to our Culinary Panel, Friends Advisory Board, and Community Advisory Boards (CABs), we’re fortunate to count so many strong leaders among our lot! Every month, we introduce you to one of them.

This month, it’s Jennifer Mehigan: Member of Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ Greater Boston Community Advisory Board and Director of Media Relations at Massachusetts Port Authority.

How did you first get introduced to Lovin’ Spoonfuls?

I have read articles over the years about the organization’s work in various communities. 

What is it about Lovin’ Spoonfuls and/or the issue of wasted food that speaks to you personally or professionally?

My interest in food insecurity is personal. While my family growing up was fortunate enough to never need [food assistance], there were many times when money was tight. Both my parents worked two jobs, and still struggled at times to make ends meet raising four kids.

People should not go hungry, period. I truly believe this is a solvable problem and want to somehow do my part. 

What made you want to join your community’s CAB?

My professional experience is in communications. I am hoping to be able to use my professional skills in a way that helps the Community Advisory Board. 

Apart from your participation in Spoonfuls’ Greater Boston area CAB, tell us about something (or some things!) you do to support your local food system.

At home, my family buys local foods and produce, we have a small vegetable garden in our backyard, and we compost our food scraps. 

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