Meet Americorps VISTA Sarah Burch

It's Americorps week, so each day we're featuring one of the dedicated Americorps members currently serving with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle! Today, meet Sarah Burch, an Americorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) and our Cooking Matters at the Store Coordinator. She is currently working on a marketing strategy for expansion of Satellite Cooking Matters at the Store programming, project management of our NC Cooking Matters at the Store Day on Food Day 2013, and has doubled the IFFS-led Cooking Matters at the Store programming.

An England native, Sarah attended the University of Oxford in England, graduating with an Bachelor of Arts degree in Jurisprudence.  She worked as a chartered accountant in London, England, Hartford, Connecticut, and Nashville, Tennessee before taking time off to start a family.  She is now the mother of four and seeking to obtain a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Sarah hopes to eventually work as a nutritionist in the public health field.

What made you decide to become an Americorps Member?

I decided to become an Americorps member to gain experience with nutrition in the public health field, especially as regards feeding the hungry.

What’s been your moment working with IFFS so far?

I have really enjoyed running Cooking Matters at the Store tours. The tours are fun as well as informative, and I am touched by the appreciation shown by tour participants.

What do you like to do when you’re not working to end hunger?

I like to read, travel, and inflict new recipes on my family.

What’s your favorite movie?

There are two: Finding Nemo and The English Patient.

What would your last meal be?

Hard question.… probably Chicken Tikka Massala with lots and lots of Naan bread.