Food Recovery


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in association with the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), will hold a one-day educational workshop on food recovery and donations. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Second Harvest Food Bank Meeting Facility in Orlando, FL. Workshop participants will learn about advancing food recovery, donations and distribution in Florida. Workshop registration details are provided below.


December 12, 2018
Second Harvest Food Bank
411 Mercy Dr
Orlando, FL 32805
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9:00 am – 9:30 am Registration
9:30 am – 9:35 am Welcome
Ray Moreau, Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.
9:45 am – 10:00 am Overview of Organic Waste Generation and Recovery in Florida
Karen Moore, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
10:00 am – 10:30 am Food Waste Recovery in Florida: Incentives and Opportunities
Melanie Mason, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
10:30 am – 10:45 am Florida’s Network of Food Banks Working to Solve Hunger
Robin Safely, Feeding Florida
10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 11:30 am National Food Donation Programs and Resources
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:30 am – Noon Inspiring and Engaging Communities to End Hunger
Bill Collins and Greg Higgerson, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch Provided
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Reducing Food Waste and Building Caring Communities Through Field Gleaning
Michael Elmore, Society of St. Andrew
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Sharing Table: Reducing Waste in the School Lunch Room
Elaine Fiore, Beachside Montessori Village/ Broward County Schools
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Panel Discussion
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Workshop Wrap Up and Adjournment

Need More Information contact:
Gene Jones
Phone:  850-386-6280
Email:  [email protected]

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