2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

Patience Kabwasa

Executive Director

Food to Power


Patience Kabwasa has lived in Colorado for the past 24 years and is the Executive Director of Food to Power, a non-profit whose mission is to cultivate a more equitable food system in the greater Colorado Springs region.As a non-profit leader and community advocate, Patience is passionate about economic justice, education and criminal justice reform. She has more than 15 years of experience partnering and organizing with communities to build and maintain community gardens, improve community safety, make policy recommendations to the Board of Education for Colorado Springs School District 11, increase fresh food access, advocate for affordable housing and houseless solutions and increase voter registration and turnout.Since 2019, Patience has served on the board of directors for the Citizen’s Project, a Colorado Springs based non-profit which is a  fearless, bold advocate and engaging voice that empowers and challenges our entire community to embrace equity, inclusion, and justice.  Prior to 2019 Patience has served the community in various capacities through volunteer work in many different organizations whose focus is to amplify the voices of those who are most at risk for neglect.She is a community food equity educator and has been a guest speaker at conferences such as the  Pikes Peak Foodshed Forum, Colorado College, & University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, & Forward Food Summit. She holds an  A.A. from Pikes Peak Community College, is a 2018 graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership training, and a 2019 Aspen Ideas Health Scholar. She is a 2021-22  CIviCO Governor’s Fellow and is currently working towards my B.A. in Strategic Communications from the University of Colorado - C.S.But her most important role is Mama, to 3 spirited teenagers/young adult.

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