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People. Partners. Purpose.


Partners in Food Solutions, an independent nonprofit organization, is working to strengthen food security, improve nutrition and increase economic development across Africa by expanding and increasing the competitiveness of the food processing sector. We link corporate volunteers from our consortium of world-class food companies with promising entrepreneurs in nine African countries.

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General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.


Ginger Anthony

Volunteer Manager & Salesforce Administrator

Dean Bachmeier

Chief Financial Officer

Jimmy Bettcher

Director, Volunteer Operations & Corporate Engagement

Rebecca Chou

European Coordinator

Dave Cummings

Senior Advisor - Special Projects & Operations

David Dayhoff

Vice President, Programs & Operations

Christian Dedzo

Food Technologist, Ghana Program Manager

Jeff Dykstra

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Edwin Gafa

Food Technologist, Uganda Program Manager

Clare Healy

Senior Program Associate

Johnson Kiragu

Food Technologist, Kenya Program Manager

Ben Knoll

Corporate Development

Meredith Kos

Director of Impact

Magdalene Mbaga

Program Associate

John Mendesh

Senior Advisor - Special Projects

Makabongwe Ngulube

Staff Assistant / Program Associate

Lisa Peterson

Director, Finance & Human Resources

Daouda Sangare

Food Technologist, Cote d'Ivoire Program Manager

Nikki See

Director, Marketing & Communications

Amanda Traaseth

Manager of Program Operations


Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Vice President, Agriculture Supply Chain North America business at Cargill

Dan Dye

Chief Executive Officer, Ardent Mills

Peter Erickson, Chairman of the Board

Executive Vice President, Innovation, Technology & Quality at General Mills

Jeff Harmening

President and Chief Executive Officer at General Mills

Mary Jane Melendez

Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation, Global Philanthropy and Volunteerism

Terence O'Day

Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer at The Hershey Company

Ian Roberts

Chief Technology Officer, Bühler

Hugh C. Welsh

President, DSM North America

Bruce Wilkinson, Vice Chair of the Board

CEO and President of Catholic Medical Mission Board