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Employee Spotlight: Valerie Collins

Each month, we'll highlight one of the many incredible employees at Red Rabbit that help spread our mission of bringing healthy, made from scratch meals to schools.

Meet Val, the Operations and Service Associate at Red Rabbit. If you've ever called the Red Rabbit office, you've most likely spoken to Val, who is the voice of our help line from 7 am - 3 pm each day. Born and raised in NYC, Val is a full time mom and college student majoring in Business Management. Read our interview with her to find out how she got her start at Red Rabbit and how she got her nickname.

Val

What is your position at Red Rabbit? What do you do all day?!

My official position at Red Rabbit is the Operations and Services Associate. I take in calls about deliveries, food, calendars etc, while managing our help desk and assisting our Senior Operations Manager, Nikali. To say it differently, I make sure that our partners get what they need when they need it.

Have you had any other positions at Red Rabbit? What were they?

I started as a Packer, then became a Packaging Manager, then a Meat and Produce Prep Cook, then an Allergy Prep. Then I moved into the office as the Data Assistant, then became an Account Specialist Assistant. And now I am an Operations and Service Associate!

Wow! That is some serious movement. Tell us, do you have a favorite memory from your time at Red Rabbit?

We have an elevator here in the kitchen that requires a bit of strength to open and close. I could open the door by myself, which impressed the team on its own. The real fun came, however, on the day I rescued the men of Red Rabbit from being stuck in the elevator! Let’s just say they call me ‘She Hulk.’ That memory is irreplaceable.

What’s your favorite part about working at Red Rabbit?

Hands down, my favorite part about working here is being able to serve healthy meals to the children of New York. The free grub doesn’t hurt, either!

On that note, what's your favorite Red Rabbit meal?

Sauteed Beef Lo-Mein.

What about when you're not at Red Rabbit? What are your passions, hobbies, extracurricular activities?

When I am not at Red Rabbit I am usually spending as much time as I can with my family. That and squeezing in weekend classes to finish my degree.

Well Val, thanks for taking the time to tell us your story. Before we go, do you want to tell us a secret? I guess a ‘secret’ would be that I am an anime, manga and comic fanatic!

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