Maddie Cunningham, a 2015-2016 FRN Expansion Fellow, loves giving students the tools to create change in their communities. Since she started at FRN in August, Maddie has helped to start 10 chapters at schools across the country and grow FRN's Food Recovery Certified program and successfully co-planned FRN's first-ever Lobby Day this past April. When she's not busy empowering students, you can find her hitting the trails in Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park. Read more about Maddie below.
Name/Nickname: Maddie/Mad Dog
Hometown: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Position at FRN: Expansion Fellow
What's one thing you love about FRN? I love how we give students the tools and power to create change! I'm so impressed with the hard work our students put in each day.
As your fellowship wraps up, let's take a moment to reflect: what are two of your favorite things that you experienced as an Expansion Fellow? 1) Working on our Food Recovery Certified program to engage businesses in food recovery, and 2) All the moments when my students surprised me on calls with more enthusiasm, hard work, and accomplishments than I ever could have imagined.
What do you like to do when you're not helping fight food waste and hunger? I love traveling, trail running, and all Will Ferrell movies.
What's your favorite food? Anything with a fried egg on it.