Lauren Innes

Volunteer Communications Associate
Lauren Innes

Lauren studied food systems and public health at the University of Minnesota where she learned about the complex systems that make it possible to feed the world, and the health issues that arise from having too much or too little food. Motivated by her desire to create a more sustainable and equitable food system, and tackle some of the world’s largest health problems, she found the perfect fit with Partners in Food Solutions as the Volunteer Communications Associate. “My favorite part of my job is being involved in something larger than myself. PFS has this saying 'little by little, a little becomes a lot,' that I whole-heartedly believe in. We have amazing corporate partners that want to give back, and when we all work together, we can make a really great impact.” Lauren previously worked at a PR agency that specializes in natural and organic CPG brands, where she supported client’s marketing initiatives through ambassador programs, media relations, logistic management and event planning. When she’s not at work, Lauren loves to hike, cook (she was vegan for 5 years), spend time with her newest family member, Addie the cat, and most recently took up bouldering. 

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.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.