The Importance of Collaboration in Food Rescue Grant Funding

The panel will focus on the macro-grants and the value of multi stakeholder collaboration in food recovery to address systemic change and build the necessary infrastructure to increase Los Angeles’s food rescue capacity.

May 7, 2024

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In response to Senate Bill 1383, California’s short-lived climate pollutants regulation, the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment developed the Food Rescue in Food Insecure Communities (Food Rescue) Grants Program. LASAN awarded 13 Food Rescue micro- grants and 3 multi stakeholder Food Rescue macro grants totaling $612,000 on October 17, 2023.  The panel will focus on the macro-grants and the value of multi stakeholder collaboration in food recovery to address systemic change and build the necessary infrastructure to increase Los Angeles’s food rescue capacity.  
 Speakers: 

  • Michelle Mikesell, Food Rescue Programs Manager, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment. City of Los Angeles (Moderator) 

  • Ana-Alicia Car, Los Angeles Food Policy Council  

  • Nancy Beyda, Executive Director, Food Cycle LA 

  • Arnali Ray, Executive Director, Hollywood Food Coalition 

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