The people you can rely on at the Food Hub
As Director for the Worcester Regional Food Hub, Shon Rainford provides strategic leadership, as well as day-to-day oversight of all aspects of the Food Hub’s core operations. Shon also provides business consultation and food safety training to food entrepreneurs in collaboration with the Worcester State University Center for Entrepreneurship and the Fitchburg State University IdeaLab.
Shon is a certified ServSafe Manager instructor and exam proctor. He is also trained in HACCP, PCQI, Better Process Control School, and Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food to assist entrepreneurs in the creation and monitoring of their food safety plans as well as prepare for municipal or state food permits.
Shon joined the Food Hub in February 2018 after leading teams at Heifer International, an organization that works with small farmers around the world to end hunger and poverty, as well as Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to joining the non-profit world, Shon owned and operated a small retail business.
Shon is passionate about local, healthy food and supporting small farmers and businesses. He lives with his wife and children in Rutland, Massachusetts.
Sarah works daily with Massachusetts farmers and purchasers of local food. Sarah helps to bridge the gap for food buyers seeking the best local food
Rob supervises the Food Hub’s kitchen and food entrepreneurship activities. Rob helps entrepreneurs take their food business dream to having their own restaurant or products on grocery store shelves. Rob teaches ServSafe Manager classes and proctors the exams in addition to teaching Red Cross First Aid and CPR.
Our Operations Associate moves amazing local food from farm to consumer. Find him in our refrigerated box truck delivering food from farms to our incredible buyers and partners.