Hunger Action Advocacy Team
“Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.” – Pope Francis
Waste not, want not is a saying first recorded in 1772. This maxim reminds us that what we preserve today will help preserve us tomorrow. As far as advice goes, it could be biblical.
119 bilion pounds or up to 40% of food in the U.S. is wasted. It either goes down the drain or is left in fields to rot. This equals 130 billion meals or $408 billion in food thrown away. This includes the cost to grow, process and dispose of uneaten food (including use of cropland, fresh water, and space in landfills. Food insecurity grew to over 50 million in 2020, this includes families, the elderly and children. When we stop food waste we take a big step in ending hunger.
The presentation includes videos from PBS News Hour and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). Our local experts will help us to better understand food waste at various levels. Our speakers include: Pam Giannonatti, of Fry’s, who will speak about her company’s response to food waste and Dr. Maricarmen Vizcaino from the College of Health Solutions at ASU will help us understand consumer food waste at home.
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm – Light dinner and conversation
pm – 8:00 pm – Program: Videos, speakers, and Q&A.
All are welcome but because we are ordering the food, registration is required. Scholarships are available.
Registration closes Tuesday, March 21, at 4 pm.
Fee: $12. Pre-registration required.
Sponsored/facilitated by the Casa Hunger Action Ministry Advocacy Team The vision of the Casa Hunger Action Ministry is to be a change agent in our community for reducing hunger. The mission is to offer opportunities for Awareness (educate on hunger issues), Advocacy (promote state / federal legislation affecting food security), and Action (organize service projects).
Full price $12.00
Sign Up By Tuesday, Mar 21 at 4:00pm