2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Sarah Munger

Capital, Innovation, & Engagement Analyst



Sarah Munger serves as ReFED’s Capital, Innovation, & Engagement Analyst, working to move capital into the food waste sector through ReFED programming and support ReFED’s network of solution providers. Before joining ReFED, Sarah worked in business development in the food delivery industry at both Postmates and Uber, and previously ran the operations of a food-waste and food-justice nonprofit. She is passionate about regenerative food systems, climate justice, and food-waste reduction. Sarah believes strongly in the value of collaboration across organizations and industries to mobilize and enact climate positive change in the food industry.


Wednesday, May 11th

9:00am - 10:30am

Welcome Day 1 & Mainstage Session 1 - From Global to Local: Fighting Food Waste Around the World

Memorial Hall

Welcome to the Summit! We'll start with a special Land Acknowledgment and then introduce you to all that the next two days have to offer.

How can we create a sustainable future through food waste reduction on a global, national, and local stage? Food waste is a systemwide and far-reaching problem that extends beyond the U.S. Featuring three fireside chats – on international food loss and waste protocols; U.S. food waste-related policy and strategy; and the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment regional initiative – this session will outline the progress being made around the world, and what new opportunities exist for collaborative action. 


Wednesday, May 11th

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch & Special Programming

Buffet in Memorial Hall | Special Programming in Ski-U-Mah Room

Grab your lunch and join us for this session:
More Than a Solution for Surplus Food: An Interactive Deep-Dive on Designing for Equity, Justice, and Access in Food Systems (Special Presentation by ReFED) (Ski-U-Mah Room)

Our food systems are rooted in historical inequities that are still rampant today. We have an opportunity to rebuild them differently, but how can we design with those who are impacted, not for? While the primary conversation around food waste and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) has been addressing food insecurity with surplus food, there are many other intersections that go beyond using some of our most disempowered members of society as a home for surplus food — food that is great for everyone no matter their socio-demographic. Participate in this interactive discussion, led by ReFED team members, as they share insights from their research on the intersections of DEIJ and the food waste ecosystem. Ultimately, we aim to together cultivate sustainable resilient systems that nourish, rather than deprive.

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