Food Link Staff


DeAnne Dupont

Executive Director and President


DeAnne Dupont founded Food Link with Julie Kremer in 2012. Food Link brings together three of DeAnne’s passions: protecting the environment, reducing waste, and alleviating hunger. In her role as Executive Director, DeAnne leads the administrative, financial, and operational aspects of Food Link. She is currently spearheading fundraising for and the renovation of the Food Link Hub in Arlington.

Khadejeh Al-Rijleh

Administrative Assistant


Khadejeh joined Food Link as the Administrative Assistant in October 2020.  She previously worked at a nonprofit in Boston for three years, and attended Smith College.

Stephen J. Larrabee

Director of Finance and Administration


Steve is Food Link's Director of Finance and Administration. He has worked for over 20 years  in the non-profit sector. Steve spent 10 years living and working overseas managing international development projects, starting as a Peace Corps volunteer in the country of Uzbekistan. Stephen has a BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts and a JD and MBA from George Washington University. 

Jennifer Podgur

Director of Development and Communications


Jennifer, who is directing giving for Food Link, has worked for twenty years in development and communications. She has worked for some of the largest and well known non-profits creating some of the largest and most profitable events in the organizations’ histories. Previously, Jennifer worked in the corporate world as a successful software sales professional for fifteen years.  Jennifer sits on the Board of Advisors for Anthem Events, Boston.


Elise Springuel

Director of Operations and Community Partnerships


Elise Springuel leads Food Link's operations team. She developed a curiosity for the environment and food systems growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, watching oyster boats bringing in a dwindling harvest. Over the years, she’s explored the food system from various angles, from working on farms and in restaurants, to managing SNAP programs at Farmers Markets in Indianapolis and Boston, and working for Daily Table in Dorchester. Elise holds a MSW from Boston College with a focus on Social Innovation and Change Management.

Rose Freudberg

Volunteer Program Associate


Rose Freudberg manages Food Link’s volunteer corps of over 250+ people. She is passionate about food, health, and sustainability, and envisions a world where everyone always has enough to eat. She graduated from Brandeis University with a double major in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Theater Arts. She has previously interned with the Newton Food Pantry. 

Alex Kramer

Logistics Coordinator



Alex Kramer joined the Food Link staff in April 2019, but was first with Food Link as a volunteer in 2018. She studied Health Science as an undergraduate, and worked in cafes and restaurants before coming to Food Link. She is passionate about making sure people not only have access to food, but that it's healthy and fresh.

Emma Lowenstein

Operations Associate


Emma Lowenstein graduated from Simmons University with a major in Public Health focused on Sociology. She started at Food Link as an intern and immediately saw the impact the organization was making. Emma is grateful to be part of a team that shares similar core values and enjoys working closely with and learning from Food Link's vast network of volunteers and organizations. 

Bridget Wright

Program Assistant


Bridget first joined Food Link as an intern helping out in Food Rescue operations. She was excited to work with an organization helping to reduce food waste and quickly realized the reward of helping to feed people. Bridget quickly became a valuable member of the team because of willingness to help and her ability to get food organized! She’s a curious person who always loves learning about different types of food and different cultural cuisines.   


Food Link, Inc.     781 819 4225

Operations Address:  630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

Mailing Address (for donations): 17 Brattle Street, Suite 17 Arlington, MA 02476

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