2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Sunny Reelhorn Parr

Head of Philanthropy, Corporate Affairs | Executive Director,

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


Sunny serves as the head of corporate philanthropy and strategy at Kroger. With annual revenues of $132 billion, Kroger is the world’s third-largest retailer and ranks #17 on the Fortune 500 list. She leads philanthropy, which includes responsibility for 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 oversees $175 million in assets and a $38 million portfolio of grantmaking. She is passionate about catalyzing innovation and change through meaningful, trusting partnerships with community leaders and everyday experts. In her role, she oversees the $10 million Innovation Fund – the first philanthropic commitment to seek and provide nondilutive grant funding to innovative startups, solutions and technologies focused on ending food waste – as well as the $5 million Racial Equity Fund to support organizations who are working to advance racial equity through innovative solutions. She is committed to advancing Kroger’s purpose to Feed the Human Spirit.


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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