Roger Wood Talks Feeding the Hungry on the Seacoast

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Chefs Mark Segal and Evan Mallet with Gather Culinary Director Tania Marino and Gather Community Engagement Manager Kate Constantine 

What began as a friendly chat around the kitchen table has blossomed into a new initiative to help feed the unhoused and undernourished. It’s called,  and it was founded by Tania Marino in Portsmouth. She and  three friends spearheaded the effort to provide cooked meals with ingredients donated by area restaurants and companies from the seacoast region and Southern New Hampshire. Podcast producer Roger Wood spoke to her and Evan Mallet, a 30 year restaurant owner in Portsmouth about this brand new move.

Roger Wood is an award winning radio, podcast, newspaper and television journalist, with over 50 years of experience in the media.   Roger has spent his entire professional career in New Hampshire. Roger currently serves as associate publisher and podcast producer at  In 2021 and 2022, he was recognized by the New Hampshire Press Association for his work in news podcasts. He is the 2022 winner of the NHPA lifetime achievement award. Prior to that he was honored for his work in broadcast radio news and public affairs. He has produced news and special feature reports for InDepthNH, New Hampshire Public Radio, NPR, and other public and commercial radio stations.  He also has produced spot news for CBS Radio. He has produced and narrated some 50 audiobooks and has written three novels.  Roger has also moderated political forums for Seacoast Area Chambers of Commerce in Senate, gubernatorial and congressional races. He has also facilitated public policy discussions locally and statewide.  He has three adult children and four grandchildren. Roger and his wife Elaine, reside in Portsmouth.with their cat Maura.

Roger Wood

Associate publisher

Podcast Producer

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