Gabe Hafemann

Development Intern

Gabe Hafemann

Gabe joined IATP as a development intern in Fall of 2021. They are responsible for supporting the fundraising and relationship-building work which sustains IATP’s efforts to build a fairer, more sustainable food system.

Before joining the IATP team, Gabe has rolled up his sleeves for work on farms, in kitchens and serving as a utility player for food cooperatives across the Upper Midwest. In addition to having their hands in the soil, Gabe has successfully advocated for the passage of the Minnesota Hunger-Free Campus Act (a law designed to alleviate student food insecurity) and consults for the operations and development of a pair of Twin Cities hunger-relief organizations.

Born and raised in the Driftless region, they value a close relationship with the origins of our food. He believes firmly in the power of a good meal to foster identity and ground people in their communities — an incredible tool for solidarity, togetherness, learning and joy.

They are a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where they earned their Bachelor of Arts in political science with emphases in food systems and community development. They received magna cum laude distinction for their thesis work discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on food service and beverage worker unionization in Minneapolis.