About Us

 As a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, Cultivate is devoted to ending the cycle of hunger in the local communities of northern Indiana by providing a food rescue service.

Our mission is to build a local network of food suppliers with the goal of providing wholesome meals so no one in our community goes hungry.

Join with us to provide food to the most vulnerable in our community. Your donations and volunteer time are invaluable to changing lives in northern Indiana.

Meet the Staff

Randy Z President Cultivate

Randy Z

Co-Founder, General Manager, & Executive Chef


Jim Conklin Cultivate Executive Director

Jim Conklin

President & Co-Founder


Randy Z President Cultivate

Todd Zeltwanger

Director of Fund Development


Shelly Alwine

Volunteer Experience & Special Events Coordinator


Kate Parker

Office Administrator


Karen Pershing

Volunteer Shift Leader