Maxfield Kaniger

Executive DirectoR

I'm a Kansas City native with a passion for the food industry and helping my community. My goal is to continue to serve the community by increasing access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food.



Board of Directors


James R. Montgomery

Board Secretary | Associate Attorney at Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Food waste and hunger are two epidemics that make no sense when evaluated together. Kanbe's Markets has real potential to solve these issues, and I’m thrilled to be part of the team looking for solutions to grow our Kansas City communities.

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Jay Tomlinson

Principal and co-founder, Helix Architecture + Design

Our founder's vision for eliminating food deserts in our City is inspiring and I see the potential for this to have enormous long term effects in our country.


Mamie Hughes

community advocate

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community as a member of the board of Kanbe's Markets.  Living in the center city I am aware of the needs of the people, especially as it comes to the obtaining of food, such as fresh produce in stores within their reach. The work of this organization provides and satisfies that purpose.

It is a pleasure to serve with dedicated members of this board.


Keith Goldman

General manager, The Restaurant at 1900

I have known Max since he was born and I am excited to support his vision to bring fresh produce to the food deserts of Kansas City


Alicia Kramme

Lead designer, Kansas city business journal

With Kanbe's, the solution to both food insecurity and produce waste in Kansas City is within our reach. This organization has the true potential to change our community for the better, I am and honored to serve alongside the members of the board.