Tag Archives: Food Recovery

Friday Buffet

Beautiful rot? That may or not be an oxymoron, but Joe Buglewicz’s photography series Rotten is worth a look. It’s similar to Klaus Pichler’s fabulous One Third project. — — Feeding the 5,000, that fabulous public event using rescued foods to feed the needy, happened in Dublin this week. Have a look: — — The Dublin [...]

November 30, 2012 | Posted in Food Recovery, Hunger, International | Comments closed

Food Recovery in a Flash

FlashFood, a student-run group out of Arizona State, are pioneering a new food recovery app. It’s providing neat model for how technology can connect excess food with those who need it, via willing student volunteers. Check it out: I think this idea has real potential with caterers and restaurants, who often have extra food but [...]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in College, Food Recovery | Comments closed

Food Recovery Clears Another Farm Bill Hurdle

The Senate version of the Farm Bill passed on Thursday with the tiniest of nods to gleaning, or food recovery. While there’s no joy in seeing cuts in per-family food assistance, there’s a glimmer of hope that this next Farm Bill would include a microloan program for food rescue groups. This amendment proposed by Sen. [...]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Food Recovery, Legislation | Comments closed

Farmers’ Market Food Recovery

A personal update: I recently began working with a local non-profit called Farmer Foodshare. It’s a neat organization that redistributes farmers’ market excess to those in need while supporting small farmers. Here’s how it works: Market shoppers donate money (or food). We use that money to buy from farmers. At the end of the market, farmers [...]

June 11, 2012 | Posted in Farmers' Market, Food Recovery, Personal | Comments closed

NPR Spotlights Food Donation

NPR’s All Things Considered ran a fabulous feature on food donation last night, A Squash’s Journey (Sort of sounds like a kids book, no?) The story focuses on Walmart’s impressive food donation program. Specifically, it traces the, yes, journey of a squash and an ear of corn from the retail shelf to food bank recipients’ [...]

June 24, 2011 | Posted in Food Recovery, Personal, Supermarket | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

I didn’t see the 7-11 episode of Undercover Boss, but it’s nice to hear that an employee throwing out doughnuts peeved said incognito CEO. — — As the playoffs are in full swing, the NHL is still recovering food league-wide. And still getting EPA recognition. — — NYC and composting: Not a Love a Story — [...]

April 29, 2011 | Posted in Composting, Events, Food Recovery, Friday Buffet, Household | Comments closed

Icing Postgame Waste

RWIU + NHL = Win, says EPA. OK, let’s run that back: Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to honor the partnership of Rock and Wrap It Up and The National Hockey League. Rock and Wrap It Up is a New York-based food recovery group that leads the way in event food recovery. And [...]

March 21, 2011 | Posted in Food Recovery | Comments closed

Super Monday

Good to hear the NFL’s habit of recovering edible food from its Super Bowls continued last night in Dallas. This tradition of excellence donation has been happening for almost 20 years now. The NFL works with local food recovery groups and acquires food from events leading up to the game and the game itself (both high [...]

February 7, 2011 | Posted in Events, Food Recovery, Household | Comments closed

Former Joe Head Tackling Waste?

I came across this brief piece on Doug Rauch, the former Trader Joe’s head who is now at Harvard strategizing on how to end food waste. It’s the first I hear about it, but I was excited to hear that someone with that much industry know-how is studying the issue. I’m curious to hear what his [...]

July 26, 2010 | Posted in Food Recovery, Supermarket | Comments closed
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