Join FDN for a food rescue webinar 11/16/16

Free Webinar – Food Recovery = Food Rescue – Innovative Strategies

Join NERC for this exciting webinar on Food Recovery = Food Rescue – Innovative Strategies on November 16, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 pm (EST). The United States spends an estimated $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food not eaten—52 million tons of food landfilled annually, plus another 10 million tons that is discarded or left unharvested on farms (ReFED). While in our country, 13 percent of households (15.8 million households) were food insecure in 2015 (Feeding America).

The webinar will present an overview of models for collecting and redistributing usable, healthy food to our neighbors in need. Two such models will be discussed in detail:

  • The Food Rescue Alliance , a project of Boulder Food Rescue, facilitates grass roots food recovery and movement-building around ending food waste and engaging in food justice in the Rocky Mountain region and around the country. The project entails a peer-learning network between food recovery organizations to share information, technology, and resources to develop innovative models of food recovery.
  • The Friendship Donations Network (FDN) in Ithaca, New York. FDN strives to redistribute fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away. FDN’s Neighborhood Food Hubs program received 8,268 pounds of fresh produce donated by household volunteers in 2015. Through the “hubs,” residents can donate excess produce from gardens, orchards, or CSAs (community supported agriculture).

To register for the webinar:

For more information contact Athena Lee Bradley. The webinar is funded in part through a United States Department of Agriculture grant.