Movin’ On Up... The Food Recovery Hierarchy (WasteExpo 2022)

June 6, 2022

The City of Orlando has been moving up the food recovery hierarchy by expanding food waste prevention messaging & food rescue to reach our goal of zero waste to landfill by 2040. Through a technical assistance grant with NRDC Food Matters, the city has focused recent efforts on their approach and metrics to food prevention and rescue strategies. Food prevention topics include creating a food waste prevention webpage, conducting food waste audits of city programs, online and in person educational trainings, strategic placement of advertisements in public spaces, social media content, and more. Food rescue topics include a recent pilot with a food rescue company at 6 city Neighborhood Centers, creating a food rescue network in Central Florida, gleaning, and conducting a food rescue assessment of the city.  

Attendees, will learn how to: implement programs to fulfill zero waste goals and social challenges; Develop and launch diverse outreach strategies for businesses and residents; Leverage local and regional partnerships to collaborate and learn from 
Attendees will also participate in a short breakout session to play the city’s food waste bingo card, created for the inaugural Florida Food Waste Prevention Week.

Resham Shirsat, LEED AP, TRUE Advisor, Sustainability Project Manager, The City of Orlando
Brittany McPeak, TRUE Advisor, LEED GA, Sustainability Project Coordinator, The City of Orlando

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