Karen Hanner is the Vice President, Manufacturing Partnerships for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief and food rescue organization. Her team is dedicated to relationship development with over 200 major manufacturers to ensure unsellable wholesome food and grocery products are donated to food banks to feed people and avoid being wasted. Primary focus is with industry partners at the farm/agricultural processor stage within the animal protein and dairy sectors as the area of highest need by food insecure populations. Hanner also leads the Sustainability, Purchasing and Disaster Services work for the national organization which supports 200-member food banks and their 60K agency partners committed to providing nutritious food to 46M Americans. With a larger mission of ensuring all food insecure individuals have access to enough nutritious food. Prior to joining Feeding America in 2008 Hanner held positions in marketing and supply chain management at Kraft Foods, Keebler, and Nestle. She holds a master’s degree in Management from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University.