Third Annual San Francisco Foundation Luncheon

Women Changing the World

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

m.o. Partners founder, Kari Hayden, recently had the opportunity to attend the Third Annual Women Changing the World Luncheon hosted by The San Francisco Foundation in San Francisco, CA. Kari would like to thank Host Committee member, Jamie Gardner, principal at JH Gardner Consulting and O-H Community Partners, Ltd., for inviting her to attend.

Other Host Committee members included:

The event sought to highlight “the incredible leadership of Bay Area women who are making communities healthier and stronger by increasing access to healthy food.” Topics of discussion ranged from talk of health food to food justice. Guest speakers included Kirsten Saenz Tobey, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Revolution Foods, and Nikki Henderson, executive director of People’s Grocery.

Kari was privileged to sit next to Allison Kate Kim of Goody Foods. Goody Foods is “a healthy snack box service based in San Francisco. [They] personally hand-make delicious snacks with the healthiest of ingredients. [Their] snacks are free of preservatives, processing and wasteful packaging, and are designed to grab-and-go.” They made all of the cookies for the event with gluten-free, nutrient dense ingredients, free of white flour and white sugar.

The centerpieces were made of fresh fruit and guests were given goodie bags to take home with them. As a thank you gift, there were also over 200 food related books and cookbooks to choose from. Kari selected one containing 500 Vegan recipes, which she can’t wait to start making.

Kari was thrilled to attend the event and is pleased to share some of her photos from the luncheon.