Meet Alisa!!

April 24, 2017 Updated: January 23, 2024

Alisa Feinswog joined our development team part-time in 2016, but has recently become a full-time member of the Spoonfuls team! She is our Development Associate.

How did you arrive at Lovin’ Spoonfuls?
I saw an ad posting on Idealist that aligned with my interests and skill set. I didn’t hear back for awhile, so I emailed to be sure that LS received my application and got an interview! The rest is history.

Do your friends and family consider you a good cook? Any signature recipes? 
I like to cook and experiment with new spices. I cook very simply–vegetables, grains, and sauces. Sometimes, it turns out great! Other times…

What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
Produce, a lot of cheese, and leftovers from a potluck with friends.

What’s your favorite childhood food memory?
Every Sunday, my family would go to the farmer’s market back home in San Diego.  Some weeks, my dad would try to strike a deal with vendors — he’d buy all of the leftover stone fruit at the end of the market to make pies for his office.  Whenever he succeeded in making this deal, my brothers and I knew we had a lot of work ahead of us!

Has this job made you more aware of your own consumption habits? Have you made any significant changes as a result?
Yes, now I have serious guilt when food goes bad in my fridge. I’ve started freezing more things and thinking about who I can give food to if I’m going away, for example.
What’s your favorite place/restaurant/neighborhood in Boston?
Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Davis Square.  Their roasted veggie and goat cheese sandwich is amazing. They also always have interesting cheese samples.

What is your motto?
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who are your heroes?
My parents are my heroes. I also see Will Allen, author of The Good Food Revolution and founder of Growing Power as my hero regarding food access.  He is credited for starting the urban agriculture movement in the United States, especially in vulnerable communities. Very inspiring.
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