2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Sunny Reelhorn Parr

Head of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation and The Kroger Co. Foundation

The Kroger Co.


Sunny serves as the leader of both The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation and The Kroger Co. Foundation. In her role, she directs the corporate philanthropic strategy and grantmaking across the Kroger family of companies. She also oversees the $10 million Zero Hunger |Zero Waste Innovation Fund – the first philanthropic commitment to seek and provide grant funding to innovative startups, solutions and technologies focused on ending food waste through prevention, recovery and recycling. Her tireless passion shows in her leadership and commitment to help advance Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste moonshot goal to end hunger in Kroger communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. Sunny attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Operations and Supply Chain, magna cum laude. She also earned a Master of Public Administration from Upper Iowa University in Homeland Security, summa cum laude. Most recently, Sunny completed the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Sunny serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Ballet and Adopt a Class Foundation. She lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and son, and they enjoy traveling together.


Wednesday, May 11th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Mainstage Session 2 - Stepping Up to the Plate: The Private Sector’s Role in Fighting Food Waste (Presented in partnership with Food Tank) 

Memorial Hall

Food businesses – from growers to manufacturers to retailers and foodservice providers – generate 63% of total food waste each year. Plus, their actions have a strong effect on how much food gets wasted by consumers too. But the private sector is also leading the way in implementing solutions to reduce food waste. Join food business leaders and leading solution providers in a series of spirited discussions about the important role of the private sector in food waste reduction, the power it holds to enact change, and the ways it is living up to that responsibility.

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