Gisele Barreto FettermanAccess and Equity Advocate, a Hugger and the Second Lady of Pennsylvania
Gisele Barreto Fetterman is an access and equity advocate, a hugger and the Second Lady of Pennsylvania. Founder of Freestore 15104, where surplus and donated goods are received and redistributed to neighbors in need. FS15104 aims to eradicate food and clothing insecurity and has inspired 13 spin off locations and the birth of 412 Food Rescue. Gisele is the co-founder of 412FR, a community wide effort to end hunger and reduce food waste. 412FR has rescued tens of millions of pounds of food. She is co-founder of For Good PGH, a non-profit that works to advocate inclusion and inspire kindness. Its first initiative, Hello Hijab, has received both national and international praise. Gisele was born in Brazil and emigrated as a child to the US, living as an undocumented immigrant for over a decade. Gisele is a Forty under 40 honoree, a Tedx Speaker a Jefferson Awards recipient and selected by NBC Universal as an Erase the Hate Change Maker. She is a mother of three and of beloved rescue pups Levi and Artie.