Welcome to Allison Budschalow and Andrea Downie

by 
Julia Lemyre, Food Moxie
Say hi to Allison, top, and Andrea!

This summer, Food Moxie welcomed two of our newest staff members, Development Director Allison Budschalow and Program Director Andrea Downie. We feel so lucky to have these two women bring their experience and dedication to these important positions, particularly as we mark Food Moxie’s 10th year. 

Allison has spent the past two decades working in the nonprofit sector in Philadelphia. A native to our city, she’s worked on both sides of the nonprofit table — bringing social-justice programming to life around the United States and globally through the American Friends Service Committee, and building fundraising support for the Public School Notebook, the Waldorf School of Philadelphia and the Media Mobilizing Project. As a working member of Weavers Way since moving back to Philadelphia after a short stint in Vermont, she and her family love Northwest Philadelphia. She is a member of the Kalmyk Mongol diaspora and is interested in the linked issues of race, class and food. 

With a master’s in counseling psychology from Temple University, Andrea has had a dual career as counselor and later as coach. She also has provided organizational and business-development support in formal roles with nonprofits and as an independent consultant. Andrea enjoys working at the intersection of public health, leadership development and education. She strives to infuse her work with her love for art, culture, food, nature, health, well-being and human potential. 

On the occasion of Food Moxie’s 10th anniversary, Allison and Andrea warmly invite you to attend the Seed to Supper gala on Friday, Oct. 6, at Belmont Mansion. 

This is an ambitious year for Food Moxie programs and fundraising to make them happen, so please stay tuned for how you can help. You will see Andrea and Allison quite a bit around the Co-op and the Mt. Airy Village. Andrea, in particular, will also be out and about at the Food Moxie farms. Stop and chat or say hi when you see them, or feel free to email them at allison@foodmoxie.org or andrea@foodmoxie.org.