Childhood Nutrition/Farm to School Coordinator, Mountain Area
Megan holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Food, Land and Community from the University of Vermont. She studied hunger and food insecurity during a trip to Belize which focused on food access, availability and utilization in Central America. This sent Megan home with a desire to act. Since then, Megan has worked for Salvation Farms in Morrisville, Vermont, an organization which makes Vermont’s agricultural surplus available to individuals in need. She’s also worked on farms in her home state of Illinois as well as in California, Vermont and Georgia. Megan was a 2015-2016 FoodCorps Service Member in Rabun County. She taught farm to school lessons and managed school gardens. She is happy to be continuing her work in Rabun as the Childhood Nutrition Coordinator. In her free time, Megan enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, swimming in the Chattooga River, making herbal concoctions, playing guitar, and practicing plant identification.
Childhood Nutrition/Farm to School Coordinator, Athens Area
Childhood Nutrition/Farm to School Manager
Beegee Elder serves as the Childhood Nutrition Manager for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. She began working at the Food Bank in the spring of 2014. Previously, Beegee was an English teacher, school counselor, and gifted program coordinator for the Clarke County School District. She also served as a Physical Fitness instructor for the Governor’s Honors Program at Valdosta State University for 4 years.
Her passion is service to others and more directly service to children. Beegee has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in English as well as a Specialist Degree and hours towards a PhD in Counseling and Human Development from The University of Georgia. She is also devoted to service to her church and has served as Eucharistic Minister, Nursery Caretaker, and Sunday School assistant. She has three children, Quinn (13), Isaiah (10), and London (8).