Category Archives: Food Recovery

Tuesday Roundup

Food Shift’s food waste awareness ads are now up on BART (public transit) in the Bay Area. Those of us elsewhere can still enjoy the message and art below, and then pledge to reduce food waste via Food Shift’s site. — — Speaking of pledges, Zero Waste Week is happening…[he double checks his calendar]…this week in [...]

September 3, 2013 | Also posted in International, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Monday Roundup

The LeftoverSwap app that facilitates giving one’s leftovers to others launches August 30 (for iPhones). But…is it legal?? — — You gonna use that pomace? Using the excess seeds, skin and stems from wine-making process is all the rage.  — — All 30 National Hockey League teams will donate unsold concessions through old-school food rescuers [...]

August 12, 2013 | Also posted in Composting, Environment, Leftovers, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Senators: Permanent Tax Incentives for Food Donations

You would think tax benefits for donating food would be on firm ground. You would think. Instead, they’ve been re-upped annually since coming into existence in 2006. Well, some Senators are trying to end that tenuous situation by making such hunger- and waste-alleviating tax incentives permanent. In addition, the law would also apply to farmers. At [...]

August 6, 2013 | Also posted in Restaurant | Comments closed

FRN gets BUX

It’s always nice to see good empowered. Especially when that good is an organization run by young adults. Yesterday, the youth-powered Food Recovery Network received a cool $150,000 grant from the Sodexo Foundation to redistribute edible but unsellable food to people who need it. With this grant money, FRN will bring on full-time staff, provide [...]

May 8, 2013 | Also posted in College | Comments closed

Building Toward Less Waste

City Harvest does fabulous work recovering edible but unsellable food in New York City. Now, with a new, 45,000 square foot facility in Queens, they’ll be even more efficient in their work. Watch City Harvest’s new food rescue facility being built…very quickly!

May 3, 2013 | Posted in Food Recovery | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Wow, Reno must be the anti-Vegas! The Atlantis Casino there not only had a food waste diversion goal for 2012, the exceeded it by 56 percent! — — Don’t Judge a Fruit By Its Color, writes the Food Politic blog on HuffPost. The piece looks at government standards and our attitudes to get at this superficial [...]

April 19, 2013 | Also posted in Casino, College, Farmers' Market, Friday Buffet | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

During a recent panel on food waste, the California Board of Food and Agriculture announced a goal to double the amount of produce donated to the California Association of Food Banks’ Farm to Family program by 2015. That’s exciting because it will mean more nutritious foods going to those in need. And wasted food takes on added significance in California, given [...]

March 8, 2013 | Also posted in College, Farm, International, Leftovers | Comments closed

Harvesting Hope

There are many valiant gleaning initiatives in the U.S., but I haven’t seen any that also count integrating refugees into American life as part of their mission. Except, that is, the Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit with the Tucson, Ariz., operation and was impressed with their range of programs [...]

March 5, 2013 | Also posted in Tree Gleaning | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

While there has long been composting activity in NYC, the Bloomberg Administration is launching a pilot program to try it on the municipal level. The pilot program will be on Staten Island, home to the massive (and closed) Fresh Kills Landfill. Let’s hope the program succeeds despite State Island Borough President’s pessimism: ”I think most people [...]

February 15, 2013 | Also posted in Composting, Environment, Farm | Comments closed

Visiting Food Bank Estonia

I am currently in Estonia for the Clean World Brainstorm organized by Let’s Do It! I’m honored to be one of 50 or so waste thinkers from around the globe here to brainstorm about how to reduce waste and clean up the planet. I’ll report back on our progress in a few days. Yesterday, though, [...]

January 30, 2013 | Also posted in International | Comments closed
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