Check out the full Q&A with Tamyah!
How long have you been working for Second Harvest?
I started January 3rd this year. I’m a month in!
What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest?
I was a nutrition educator at Vetri Community Partnership in Philadelphia. There I worked with marginalized groups of all forms and fashions that were at risk of being food insecure.
What does your job at Second Harvest entail?
As a nutrition educator at Second Harvest, my job is to bring education through Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program to the marginalized groups that we serve in the Lehigh Valley.
What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part about this job so far is being able to serve the community through our own food bank. We have a huge warehouse full of food and supplies. It’s nice to see all of it go out into the community I reside in even.
What is something you wish people understood about food insecurity?
Food insecurity isn’t linear. Someone may not realize how close they may be to not knowing where their next meal will come from.
What do you like to do when you are not at work?
I love to spend time with my family, friends, and dog Layla 😊
What is your life moto?
“It always seems impossible until it is done” -Nelson Mandela