05/10/2012 10:56 am ET

Forgotten Harvest Becomes Nation's Top Food Rescue Operation

By Laura Berman

Susan Goodell, the CEO of food rescue charity Forgotten Harvest, was on the hunt for a partner in food — a company with heft on the manufacturing side, like ConAgra, the Omaha, Neb.-based food conglomerate.

Goodell was in Omaha on a business trip, when a food scientist friend suggested she call ConAgra executive Gail Tavill. "I didn't know why I was calling her exactly," said Goodell, "but it was worth a try."

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