2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Robin Manthie

Managing Director, Minnesota Central Kitchen

Second Harvest Heartland


Robin Manthie is known for taking raw ideas and applying passion and strategy to make them real. She began her career as a marketer with General Mills and Feeding America before becoming a consultant with Boston Consulting Group and 3M. Robin received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and is a graduate of St. Olaf College. She oversees the operations, strategy and growth of Minnesota Central Kitchen, an initiative of Second Harvest Heartland that rescues food and uses a network of restaurant kitchens to feed those who do not have the housing, health, or stability to cook. Robin believes in the power of food to connect people and is especially fond of meals built around small plates, which allow her to try as many new foods and talk to as many people as possible. Robin lives in Minneapolis with her family. 


Wednesday, May 11th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Johnson Great Room

Beyond COVID-19: Strengthening Food Rescue in a Post-Pandemic World

Food rescue has long been a vital part of redistributing surplus food that would otherwise go uneaten. Though COVID-19 placed stresses on food supply chains, food rescue efforts quickly adapted by developing innovative new models for recovery and distribution. Hear from vital players in this sector about what was done, what’s here to stay, how we can continue to improve – and whether we’re equipped to overcome another new challenge.

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