Monday November 10
3:00 – 5:00pm
North Star Fund
520 8th Ave, suite 2203
In the US, we currently waste approximately 40 percent of all the food we produce, depleting natural resources, exacerbating global climate change, and squandering an opportunity to address food insecurity in the process. It’s a serious problem – but it’s a solvable problem – and advocacy efforts have proven remarkably effective.
Join us for an introduction to the food waste issue presented by Sarah Vared of the Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation. The Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation has been funding food waste issues for the past 8 years, but over the past year has taken a more strategic look at the issue – the scale and scope of the problem, as well as solutions that can drive sustainable change. This introduction will be followed by a presentation from world-renown food waste advocate Tristram Stuart, author of Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal. Tristram will discuss Feeding the 5000, his international campaign to raise awareness about food waste through public events at which thousands of people are served feasts made entirely from ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. Tristram will also describe plans for a Feeding the 5000 event in New York City in 2015, and provide an opportunity for CFF members to get involved in the effort.
The program will feature:
- Chris Hunt, GRACE Communications Foundation
- Sarah Vared, The Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation
- Tristram Stuart, Feeding the 5000
More on Tristram Stuart
Tristram is the winner of the international environmental award, The Sophie Prize 2011, for his fight against food waste. Following the critical success of his first book, The Bloodless Revolution (2006), Tristram has become a renowned campaigner, working in several countries to help improve the environmental and social impact of food production. Since the release of his latest prize-winning book, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (2009), and the first Feeding the 5000 event in 2009, Tristram has worked tirelessly to create the cultural shift necessary to drastically reduce food waste at every stage of the food supply system. Tristram has been instrumental in creating a global movement against food waste through his public campaigning, writing, speaking, engagement with governments and businesses, and via the extensive grassroots mobilization of Feedback, the charity he founded which governs the Feeding the 5000 campaigns, The Gleaning Network UK and The Pig Idea.
This briefing is co-sponsored by GRACE Communications Foundation and The Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation