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Amber Chestnut

Amber graduated Indiana University with a degree in Applied Communications, a concentration in Public Relations, and a minor in Environmental Management. Her college years spent working for the Community Farmers’ Market, volunteering at the local food pantry, and interning at her University’s Office of Sustainability ignited her passion for sustainable food systems and waste diversion. 

 

Amber later moved to Texas to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector. She began working as a program coordinator for a multi-family, low-income housing facility, where many of the residents were experiencing food insecurity. This inspired her to seek out sustainable, low cost food resources in Houston, ultimately guiding her to Second Servings. 

 

Fast Forward two years later, Amber now works as the marketing coordinator for Second Servings, Houston’s only prepared and perishable food rescue organization. Second Servings alleviates hunger and reduces waste in the city by rescuing perfectly edible surplus food that would have ended up in landfills and instead redirecting it to feed those in need.

 

She aids in the food rescue nonprofit’s efforts by coordinating social media, partnerships, fundraising campaigns, special events, and volunteers.

 

On the weekends, Amber works part-time with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, as an event coordinator to facilitate meal packaging events and also volunteers with the Galveston’s Own Farmers Market.