Maria Rose

Maria Rose Belding Maria Rose Belding
MEANS Database

Maria Rose Belding is co-founder and executive director of the MEANS Database, a nonprofit tech company that has rerouted more than 2.2 million pounds of food to communities in need across the U.S. MEANS notifies food banks and pantries of available food donations, delivering surplus food from retailers to community organizations serving the hungry.

Because of her work with the MEANS Database, Belding has been featured as a CNN Hero, has helped connect more than 3,000 donors and food distributors and has saved over 2 million pounds of food.