Ever since I have cofounded foodblessed, my life has never been the same! foodblessed is a volunteer run initiative. But to me is my dream "job" because I get to do what I love-- lead by example! I feel pride in being a full time Hunger Hero and a hunger hero recruiter myself! A bit about me: First off--I am a seeker. I lead by action. I practice what I preach. I hope to leave this world having done my best to leave it in a better condition than when I arrived here. I'm a hard core social activist and tree hugger--I have been volunteering since i was 16 years old. I am 27 now. That's a whole lot of community service that -let me tell you- has molded my personality greatly! I am well rounded academically-- I have spent a good portion of my life studying. I have a BSc in Biology and a Masters in Public Heath from the American University of Beirut. I also got myself another master: development economics and international co-operation from the University of Rome II at tor vergata! I am crazy about CSR --I am a researcher and practitioner in the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (if you've never heard of this term before now, I highly advice you to google it). Not long ago, I took part in a reality TV show on al jadid called al zaim "the leader". I won the show and as a result am currently running for the next parliamentary elections in Lebanon. I am proud to be one of the youngest "independent" candidates to run for parliamentary elections in the history of Lebanese politics! http://www.beirut.com/l/24848 http://outlookaub.com/2013/06/18/meet-the-winner-of-the-political-reality-show-al-za3im-aub-graduate-maya-terro/ Next spring, will start my new job as a university instructor! http://lb.linkedin.com/in/mayaterro how was foodblessed born? Every day, an enormous amount of good food is wasted! There is also a significant population of individuals or communities that are undernourished. Foodblessed is a local hunger relief initiative run by a group of volunteers with a passion and will to fight hunger in Lebanon. Our mission combines environmental and social responsibility. We work with strategic partners –including food and non-food companies- through recovering surplus food from events, organizing food drives, and fundraiser events to collect food (which includes surplus perishable food and non-perishable food items) and distribute it to local non-profit partners in need. While we help other non-profits, our efforts divert food wastes for reuse and better serve underprivileged communities. A win-win-win model!