McKenna Hayes

Editorial Director

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McKenna is the Editorial Director for Food Tank. She holds an M.A. in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy from Vermont Law School and a B.S. in Public Communications from the University of Vermont. She currently resides in Ludlow, Vermont and enjoys yoga, snowboarding, hiking, and swimming in her free time.

Watch the 2018 Food Tank Washington, D.C. Summit!

Food Tank presented its completely SOLD OUT Summit in Washington, D.C. titled, “Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders” in partnership with The George Washington University, The World Resources Institute, the National Farmers Union, the National FFA Organization, and the National Young Farmers…

Tambra Stevenson on Transforming the Nutrition World & Empowering Youth

Food Tank sat down with WANDA founder and CEO Tambra Stevenson to discuss how her background in nutrition combined with her commitment to youth and female empowerment is changing the food system.

Mailee Walker on Food Leaders: “We can truly be a considered a movement to be reckoned with”

Executive Director of the Claneil Foundation, Mailee Walker seeks to connect complimentary voices and elevate the power of small actions to make big differences in community health.

“We need more democracy in the food system” Danielle Nierenberg speaks at the 2017 Breakthrough Dialogue

Food Tank president Danielle Nierenberg speaks on eating ecologically at the 2017 Breakthrough Dialogue.

Danielle Nierenberg Moderates Panel at Food Loves Tech: How Should We Grow Food for the Future?

Food Loves Tech is a two-day expo held at Brooklyn’s Industry City. Guests can taste the food and drink future and attend expert panels addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our food supply. Food Tank’s President Danielle Nierenberg moderated a panel exploring “How Should We Grow Food for the Future.”

Julie Kunen Discusses the Food Revolution in the Amazon

The Rainforest to Table initiative is shaking up the world of conservation. Learn how chefs, conservationists, and communities across Latin America are working together to tackle the biggest problems in our food system.

This Company is Using Food to Preserve Food and Fight Food Waste

Apeel Sciences have developed Edipeel, an invisible peel made from plant material which dramatically slows the rate of produce spoil and providing benefits to growers, distributors, and consumers.

This World Food Day, Broadway Stars Lead “Dance for Hurricane Recovery” Event in NYC Supporting Food Relief for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

This World Food Day (Monday, October 16), join Broadway stars and Food Tank in an immersive dance workout called Garjana. One hundred percent of ticket revenue will fund hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean through #GiveHealthy, the Feeding America Network, and World Food Program USA.

Dance with Broadway Stars by Joining Us for #WorldFoodDay (Oct. 16) in NYC

Food Tank will hold a special fundraiser on Monday, October 16, to bring attention to the impact of climate change and social injustice on the world’s hungry. In collaboration with #GiveHealthy and Feeding America, the event will be held at Union Square Ballroom from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, supporting healthy food for hurricane victims.

How Do We Create a Food Waste and Loss Free World? (2017 Food Tank NYC Summit Discussion)

How Do We Create a Food Waste and Loss Free World? Watch this fantastic discussion from the NYC Food Tank Summit.

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