In light of the recent COVID-19 Coronavirus developments, and following CDC guidelines, the organizers, Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services, have decided to postpone the 2020 Food Impact Summit.

Small Change, Big Impact.

Creating a Transparent, Secure, Sustainable Food System for the Future Through Collaboration. The Food Impact Summit fosters forward thinking ideas to work towards creating a better food system that benefits everyone.


Up to $15,000 in grants available in 2020

Do you have an idea for a small change that could generate a positive impact related to our food system? We want to hear from you.

2020 Participants Include

Hormel Foods   |  Harvard University Dining Services   |   Savory Institute   |   Cambridge Public Schools   |   Daily Table  |   Whole Foods Market   |   Harvard Law School   |   MIT Media Lab   |   Daily Table   |   The Gleanery   |   Sustainable Packaging Coalition   |   Applegate   |   Northbound Ventures   |   Chartwells Higher Education   |   University of Michigan   |   Project Bread   |  Aerofarms   |    Conscious Alliance   |   Boston College   |   Food For Free   |   Fidelity Investments   |   Michigan State University   |   Marriott International   |   The Pew Charitable Trusts   |  Greater Boston Food Bank   |  Natural Resources Defense Council   |   Butcher Box   |  Global Public Health Consulting   |   Sustainable Dish   |  Hospitality Ventures Consulting  |   Joshua’s Heart Foundation   |   Johns Hopkins Health System   |   Fresh Ideas   |   Red’s Best   |   And More

10 Under 20 Food Heroes

At this year’s summit, Hormel Foods will be honoring ten people under the age of twenty. We’re celebrating the efforts and commitment of remarkable young people who are working to create a better food world. The award ceremony will take place during the luncheon on Wednesday, March 18th.

Summit Presenters

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