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In Vaccine Rollout, Access is Key

Ashley applies lessons learned from feeding people facing food insecurity to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.


Ashley Stanley on WGBH

Ashley joins Project Bread and the Rhode Island Food Bank to discuss the impact of COVID on food insecurity in MA


10 Years in Business - Then and Now

Authority Magazine / Medium interviews Ashley on 10 years of Lovin' Spoonfuls


Statement on Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. 


In It Together with Arun Rath of NPR

All Things Considered Host Arun Roth interviews Ashley for an ongoing series on WGBH called 'In It Together', segment begins at 44:35.


My Thoughts on Philanthropy during COVID19

My take on the future of Philanthropy and Institutional Giving as a result of COVID19


Rethink Your Purpose, Repair The World

In Ashley's 3rd TED talk, she examines what happens when we identify a sense of purpose in history. For her, she gained perspective - and often, like most of us, passion. As the world continues to confront the intersection of COVID19 and the resurgence of the Black lives Matter movement, Ashley draws on her family's history as refugees during WW2 as the inspiration for a current call to action.


Food & Wine Magazine features Organizations serving during COVID19

Lovin' Spoonfuls’, a food rescue and distribution nonprofit in Massachusetts, is continuing efforts to provide emergency food relief throughout Greater Boston, MetroWest, and Hampden County. In addition to their traditional food rescue and distribution efforts, they have employed responsive procedures to address the city and state restaurant closures.


Seaon 2, Episode 9 of The Food Lens with Ashley Stanley

We talk to Ashley about how she got into the business of bringing food to people who need it most, what makes her non-profit organization unique, and the personal challenges that led her to change her life and help so many others in the process.


Statement on COVID-19

Ashley's statement on COVID-19


Nothing Wasted! Podcast

"Once we start making this personal and start understanding just how far the food can go, and see how widespread the need really is - it might shape the way that we think about what we can do with excess product"...


Boston Common Magazine: Dishing Hope

Read this profile on Ashley and hear how she would love to see food recovery become as mainstream as recycling someday.


Boston Spirit Magazine: Servings for All

Every day is Thanksgiving for Lovin' Spoonfuls' founder.


Edible Boston: Profile on Ashley Stanley

Edible Boston asks Ashley about her process, goals and background.


Lovin' Spoonfuls Raises Over $450,000 at the Ninth Annual Ultimate Tailgate Party

Boston Magazine covered Lovin' Spoonfuls' most successful fundraiser ever at the annual event hosted by Andrew Zimmern.


Add Passion and Stir Podcast: The Keys to Organizational Success: Teamwork and Community

What are the common ingredients for high-functioning organizations? Lovin’ Spoonfuls founder and Executive Director Ashley Stanley and distinguished Boston chef and restaurateur Colin Lynch (Bar Mezzana and Shore Leave) join host Billy Shore to discuss their philosophies on building successful organizations and strong communities. 


Radio Cherry Bombe Episode 127: Rebecca Masson, Ashley Stanley & Katie Quinn

Cherry Bombe checks in with Rebecca Masson, one of Houston’s most celebrated pastry chefs and founder of Fluff Bake Bar, to hear how she’s doing and what we can do to help her city. Also stopping by is Katie Quinn, the YouTube personality known as QKatie. and author of the Short Stack Editions cookbook on avocados. Ashley Stanley joins as well. She’s the founder of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, an organization that has rescued more than 7 million pounds of food and distributed it to Boston-area homeless shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens.  


Huffington Post: Food Waste Efforts Scrapped From EPA budget

The Trump administration unveiled its $4.1 billion budget Tuesday, and the shock waves are being felt far beyond Washington. For many working in especially-targeted agencies, the magnitude of these cuts will have considerable implications. Here in Boston, EPA workers are rallying against the proposed cuts by gathering at the State House in a show of opposition..


Huffington Post: How Do You Rescue?

If you think you can’t fight food waste, think again. So much of what we hear and read about food waste is on a grand scale: thousands of pounds of produce from supermarkets, acres of unharvested farm crops, institutional waste from large companies, schools and hospitals.


Huffington Post: The Race for Food

...This week, 50,000 politically-motivated citizens are convening in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. Last week in Cleveland, which drew similar numbers (along with 30+ million TV viewers), the GOP laid out their platform for the general election. Yet, there was no talk about the food system. Nor was there talk about the number of hungry people in this country – and no talk of why the gaps continue to get wider.



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