Claire Townsend, Food Co-op Manager, joined the team in May of 2021. She is deeply committed to building relationships and has a strong passion for sustainability. She values the time she spends partnering with families in the work of food security, and enjoys learning from the diverse voices which makeup strong, inclusive communities. She also finds joy in the small, everyday details of the operations of Urban Recipe. On the weekend, you can find her exploring the outdoors with her husband (on foot or rollerblades), taking road trips to see friends, and trying new recipes. Recently, she’s been exploring film photography. Claire is a graduate of Clemson University, where she received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering.