Attending next week’s Food Rescue Workshop does not just mean learning in the panel sessions (which will be incredibly informative) and receiving the comprehensive FRP developed Resource Guide. The Food Rescue Partnership has also organized a variety of representatives to be on hand to answer all of your questions covering many facets of food waste. Everything from the environmental issues surrounding food waste, to local agencies accepting food, to a book highlighting hunger in Iowa, to a magazine focused on sustainable living.
Food Rescue Partnership
This table will provide an overview of the 124 food system indicators for Scott County, food rescue data collection results and Food Accessibility map for the Quad Cities, and have a health inspector available to answer food safety questions.
River Bend Foodbank
This table will accept completed Food Rescue Donor Interest Forms to match businesses with one of the Foodbank’s 300 partner agencies most convenient to rescue food. The Foodbank can also answer questions about hunger in the Quad Cities, its network of partner agencies, and their collective work toward ending hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities
The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities served over 57,000 meals in 2014 at our Family Service Center and Meal Site and approximately 23,000 of those meals were for children. You will be able to help us provide balanced, nutritious meals to all those we serve. We are looking for proteins, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products for our kitchen because man cannot live on bread alone.
EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy: Animal Feed & Composting
Waste Commission of Scott County and Iowa Waste Exchange
What can you do with excess food that isn’t suitable for feeding people? This table will explore ways to divert non-edible food waste from landfill disposal following the EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy. Stop by to learn about options including feeding animals, composting, and anaerobic digestion.
University of Northern Iowa – Iowa Waste Reduction Center
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center provides environmental consultation to small businesses throughout the state of Iowa. Projects have extensively focused on food waste reduction and diversion efforts in recent years.
Hunger in the Heartland
This table will provide an opportunity for participants to purchase the book “Hunger in the Heartland: A Resource Guide for Alleviating Hunger in Your Community, No Matter Where You Live” and have it signed by one of the authors, Rachel Vogel Quinn.
This table will feature current and back issues of Radish magazine, a free monthly magazine printed in the Quad Cities, dedicated the healthy, sustainable living. Complimentary Radish reusable shopping bags will also be available.
One thought on “Sneak Peek: Food Rescue Workshop Poster Sessions”
I think it is about time that we stood up and took notice about how much food is wasted daily, weekly, monthly and yearly in the United States. I think it is awesome to have an organization like FRP in the Quad Cities. Just think how many people can benefit from the availability of fruits and veggies through the FRP instead of going without because of how much it costs. Just because fruits or veggies are bruised, etc. doesn’t always make them rotten. It could just mean that it was not handled carefully when packaging. Since finding out about this organization, I have chosen not to waste any more of the food that I bought and to recycle as much as possible and to reduce my carbon footprint. I have done some research on this topic and it is appalling how much food is wasted because it is bruised and not meeting up to standards. Bruised fruits can be made into smoothies, etc. and bruised and discarded veggies can be made into smoothies, soups, stews, etc. There has to be more free education on things like this because It would benefit everyone. This will be a good thing for all residents on both sides of the Mississippi River