Introducing our new Director Marinke van Riet who started with us 1st of March:
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape or MVR?
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) is a film and story of pure heart, testing the bonds of family, friend- and relationships, showing he importance of understanding the struggles of human life.
Marinke is a creative change catalyst with over 25 years’ experience in advocating for social justice. She has led movements such as Publish What You Pay, an a-la-carte campaign for transparency and accountability in the gas, oil and mining industry worldwide. The last five+ years she was the inaugural leader of Voice, a spicy grant facility serving the ingredients Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, inspired by the principle of NOthing about Us Without Us (or NOW-Us!). These combined gastronomic experiences led to a profound and transformative reflection into where Marinke belongs, wanting to be part of the solution (rather than problem) on her home soil. The unique opportunity to further brew and cook up Healthy Food, Healthy Planet, as the Pan-European movement for civil society groups and funders demanding just, equitable and healthy food environments provides just that.
Her dream for HFHP and her leadership? Replacing Gilbert Grape with Marinke van Riet or even better MvR, and being able to tell the ultimate HFHP family story as pure health.