Meet the Team: Alison Sherman, Director of Communications

13416976_10209438220063256_4178256232763657843_o-3Hometown/Current City:

London,England/Weston, CT

What is your role at Community Plates?

Director of Communications

What’s on your desk?

My favorite quote, framed:

“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” William Penn

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy the active lifestyle: I cycle, hike, trail run, ski and practice yoga. I love to read, travel, cook (I used to be a pastry chef) and spend time with family and friends.

How/when did you first become inspired around issues of American food insecurity?

A few years ago I was looking for a volunteer opportunity that would allow me a hands on experience. Two different people in my life, who don’t know each other, were food runners for Community Plates and suggested I give it a try. One food run and I was hooked. Like most people, I was shocked at the level of food insecurity in the affluent community of Fairfield County, and a few months after running food, I applied for a job in the office, got it and the rest is history.

Who or what inspires you most?

I continue to be inspired daily, as I have been for the last four years, by my colleagues in the national office. There is no more committed group of individuals, dedicated to ending this senseless problem and making the world a better place. THAT’S inspiring.

If there is one thing you recommend we could do to end hunger our communities, what would it be?

Get involved, in whatever way works for you, but by all means get involved! I believe hunger can be eradicated in this country, as it was in 70’s, through grass roots, local action. We say that Community Plates is the simple solution to ending local hunger, one community at a time. We can all play a part in ending food insecurity in this country.