Staff Spotlight - Laura Thomson, Facilities & Food Safety Supervisor

Laura, who first got to know the Food Share as a volunteer, has been responsible for ensuring our three warehouses are safe and sanitary for the past two and a half years. She led the charge in securing an AIB Certification, which involves a rigorous food safety inspection, ensuring that Food Share received the highest possible grade – Recognition of High Achievement – Superior.

Why do you work at Food Share? 

I spent many years working in hospitality and wanted to do something more fulfilling. I believe strongly in our mission and love being a part of such a dynamic team of staff and volunteers.

What’s the best part of your job? 

There are so many good parts to my job but if I had to choose one thing it would be seeing the impact our organization has on the community. Food Share has grown so much in just the short time I have been here, and I look forward to seeing where we go in the future and continuing to help feed our neighbors.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I love to bake. Going through cookbooks and watching shows like “The Great British Baking Show”, and getting inspiration and then creating something beautiful and tasty to share with my family and friends is fun and very cathartic.

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