2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Anna Hammond

Founder and CEO

Matriark Foods


Anna Hammond is the founder and CEO of  Matriark Foods. Matriark upcycles farm surplus and vegetable trim from fresh-cut facilities into healthy products for food service: schools, hospitals, corporate cafeterias, foodbanks—simultaneously diverting waste from landfills while creating greater access to healthy food. Matriark has participated in the Food Systems 6 accelerator, the Huhtamaki Circular Economy program, and the Kroger Zero Waste Zero Hunger accelerator for which they won the peer-selected investment. Matriark was also selected to participate in the Foodbuy accelerator program for minority and women-owned businesses and has national distribution with Sysco and US Foods. Before launching Matriark, Hammond built a healthy eating program for youth and families living in public housing in New York City. 


Wednesday, May 11th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Thomas Swain Room

Financing the Race to Zero Waste: Trends in Investment (Presented by the Food Waste Funder Circle)
Investing in food waste reduction is an important climate change solution, but much more is needed to reach 2030 reduction goals. Presented by the Food Waste Funder Circle, this session will show how funders and innovators working together to develop and scale food waste solutions and explore the question of where your money can make the most impact.

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