In honor of International Women’s Day, we have decided to spotlight our favorite women that are disrupting the food industry. They serve as our daily inspiration, and we hope that you enjoy learning about the impact that these women have made in their communities.
1. Kristen Richmond & Kirsten Tobey, Co-Founders of Revolution Foods
These founding moms started Revolution Foods with a mission to transform the way America eats by providing access to healthy, affordable meals. They believe that proper nutrition is a cornerstone of providing our youth the nourishment they need to lead successful, healthy lives. What began in schools, serving freshly prepared meals to students, has since grown to retail and today they are proud to offer meal options for both families and students across the country. 150 million meals later, their amazing journey has only just begun.
2. Sabrina & Tara Mutukisna, Co-Founders of The Town Kitchen
Their vision is to create community through local food; a community where low-income Oakland youth can shine; a community where they will introduce under-served youth to talented chefs & start-up entrepreneurs so they have the skills and network to pursue their future. They are on a mission to shift the way people engage with food commerce, and ensure that local youth with significant barriers to employment and education have access to and voice in the development of this growing market.
3. Hannah Dehradunwala, Co-Founder of Transfernation
Transfernation is a 501(c)3 non-profit which leverages technology to ensure that extra food from events goes to supporting communities in need. To date they have rescued over 10,000 pounds of food from events across NYC including corporate luncheons, galas, and conferences.
4. Regina Northouse, Executive Director of Food Recovery Network
Food Recovery Network is the largest student movement against hunger and has recovered and donated over one million pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. That's over 800,000 meals that's gone to those in need.
5. Shobhita Soor, Chief Innovation Officer of Aspire
Their mission is to provide economically challenged, malnourished populations with high protein and micronutrient-rich food solutions derived from the supply and development of insects and insect-based products. Our world is experiencing rapid urbanization, population growth and shrinkage of arable land, and loss of critical water resources. Aspire has developed a nutritious source of protein that is eco-friendly and resource efficient.