Hungering to Understand Food Waste Players and Policies (1 CEU)
Wednesday, August 22
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Theater & Cafe 150
Running a successful food diversion program means digging in to practices, policies, rules and regulations. During this session, you’ll learn about benefits like tax credits, legal concerns around donations (the U.S. Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act), barriers of getting food to people who need it, success and challenges of food waste landfill bans, and downstream policy concerns. Bring your challenges for how to feed your community—body and soul.
Who should attend: Federal, city and state officials; solid waste management districts; food banks; health departments; food waste generators.
By attending this session, you will be able to:
- Have a conversation with key stakeholders in the food waste policy area
- Articulate the link between policy making and implementation
- Know more about federal, state and local food waste policies