Meryl Davis began her involvement with Food Recovery Network in Fall 2016 when she and her friends founded the Knox College chapter. Since then, she's served as Community Relations, Vice-President, President, and Treasurer/Public Relations. Her high school senior project focused on food waste and redistribution; a field of study in which she did not expect to pursue, but has resulted in an exciting crossover between her current studies as an Anthropology and Sociology major with an Environmental Studies minor. Coming full circle, her ANSO capstone research, titled "It's Time to Eat: Temporality, Knowledge, and Social Connections of Food Within the Everyday", revealed the nuances of how entangled food is within our lives not just as a means of sustenance, but as a connection between every human on earth. We truly are what we eat!
Resource Committee Member
Frida Endinjok is a Master’s of Public Health graduate student at California State University, Northridge. She has a bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, which fuels her passion for sustainable food systems. She was one of the founding members of the Food Recovery Network CSUN chapter. For two years, she was the president of the club helping expand the program into the community. Frida served as a Regional Outreach Coordinator in Spring 2018, co-organizing the first regional summits in Los Angeles County.
She currently works as a research assistant and project coordinator at the Marilyn Magaram Center (MMC) for Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics. She developed the “Let’s Grow Healthy” program that delivers hands-on garden enhanced nutrition education at local schools. At CSUN, she coordinates the MMC Wellness Garden that offers gardening workshops, produce, and projects for the CSUN community. For her graduate studies, she is looking at health behaviors related to dietary habits.
External Communications & Growth Committee Member
Lydia Hillman is a Graphic Design transfer student at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Before transferring to Towson, Lydia was a student at Stevenson University, where she founded the FRN chapter in the spring of 2018. Currently, Lydia is serving as Vice President of FRN at Towson. She is a conscious Believer in creating a sustainable community for a positive future.
Resource Committee Member
Kallan Hoover is a senior at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. She is finishing her undergraduate degree in Dietetics with a minor in Biology and plans to graduate in May of 2019. Although she lives Nashville for school, she is originally from Michigan, which is where she first became interested in food insecurity through volunteering at a summer camp for children in Detroit. Later she became involved in her FRN chapter, first as a volunteer, then serving as secretary, and now she serves as president of her chapter. She also serves as the peer mentor coordinator for her student dietetics association. In her free time, Kallan enjoys running and cooking.
Alumni Committee Member
Kimberly Kutzler is a senior at West Chester University studying Environmental Geography. She is in the Accelerated Program to finish her Master’s in Geography by 2020. IN May 2018, she assisted in founding the WCU FRN chapter and is the first president of the organization. With her studies in geography, she focused on sustainability and food waste. FRN is a great way to reduce food waste while helping people in need. It is something she is very passionate about and is looking to focus her Master's on Food Studies to continue to research how to better use food waste on campus' to help those in need.
Resource Development Committee Co-Chair
Jaime Renman was the President of the FRN Chapter at University of Delaware from Winter 2017 to Fall 2018. Her interest in FRN began because of her work experience at a local grocer, as well as an Alternative Spring Break experience focused on urban hunger in Baltimore. She states that she is "passionate about building the chapter at UD, as well as being a part of the movement to build awareness about food waste issues across the nation.” She is hopeful that her chapter can start to better educate others about food waste so that this movement can turn into proactive work rather than reactive work.