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    Webinar: Innovation in Food Rescue Today Leads to Food Security Tomorrow, January 21, 1 pm ET

  • 31 January 2020 To 21 January 2020
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 02:00 PM
Food Security
Event Description

The impact of food waste is undeniable.  Here in the US alone, more than 72B pounds of food is wasted, not including food wasted in the home, and this is in a country where more than 36 million people are food insecure.  When you look at the global impact, more than 1/3 of the food produced isn’t consumed.  This food loss is valued at $1 trillion, and weighs 1.3 billion tonnes.  If food waste were a country it would be the 3rd largest emitter (after US and China).  Please join the conversation, where we’ll discuss innovative ways organizations around the globe are ensuring food is used for its highest and best purpose, to feed those in need, as well as barriers to accelerating this important work.

 

  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Halley Aldeen, Director of Impact Assessment and Research at the Global FoodBanking Network

      About Global FoodBanking Network:  The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international non-profit organization that nourishes the world’s hungry through uniting and advancing food banks in more than 30 countries. GFN focuses on combating hunger and preventing food waste by providing expertise, directing resources, sharing knowledge and developing connections that increase efficiency, ensure food safety and reach more people facing hunger. Last year, 943 GFN member food banks rescued over 500 million kilograms of food and grocery product and redirected it to feed 9.6 million people through a network of more than 55,000 social service and community-based organizations.


      Liz Baldridge, Director of Sustainability and Food Waste Initiatives at Feeding America

      About Feeding America: Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.

      Facilitator:
      Sarah Lewis, Senior Director, Innovation - The Sustainability Consortium
  • Event type
    • Webinar

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