2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Danielle Todd

Founder and Executive Director

Make Food Not Waste


Danielle founded Make Food Not Waste in 2017 initially as a vehicle to reduce the amount of food waste in households. Since then, the organization has become a leading voice for food waste reduction in the state of Michigan. Make Food Not Waste currently operates two Upcycling Kitchens in Detroit, provides technical training for restaurants through the international program, The PLEDGE on Food Waste, and is a member of NRDC's Food Matters Great Lakes Cohort. Danielle holds an MBA from Wayne State University and a BA from the University of Michigan. 


Thursday, May 18th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Insights from the Town Hall: Working with Local Governments to Drive Food Waste Policy

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

Policy is unique in its power to provide a mandate that can move the food system to action — and throughout the last few years, a range of policies have been enacted to support efforts across the food system to cut the amount of food lost or wasted. This session will cover the key elements of successful policy at the state and local levels, ensuring that all stakeholders' need are incorporated into policy development and implementation, and mechanisms for measuring progress.

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