Founder and Executive Director
Ben S. recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. He brings six years of nonprofit experience, and 24 years of not being able to stand good food going to waste. He has been involved in a variety of other start-ups, including MyMaryland.net, The Love Movement, and, currently, Hungry Harvest, which sells surplus produce at bargain prices and donates a bag worth of produce for every bag sold. Ben likes songwriting, swimming, Indian food, long walks at 2 AM, and pick-up volleyball. He is inspired by Food Recovery Network’s amazing student leaders, and sees it as part of a larger movement building a sustainable, socially just, and prosperous world. Ben was recognized by ABC News and Univision as one of their Top 10 Social Entrepreneurs of 2012.