Announcing DC Food Recovery Week!

We just announced DC Food Recovery Week! Please see our press release below and share widely!

Oct. 11, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:  Josh Singer, dcfoodrecovery@gmail.com

DC Food Recovery Week set for October 21 – 28

Wide variety of events focus on cutting waste, feeding more people

Get ready to save some food! DC Food Recovery Week is just around the corner. From Saturday, October 21 to Saturday, October 28, events across the region will spotlight, celebrate and advocate for all the ways we can reduce food waste and feed more people in metro DC.

Coordinated by the DC Food Recovery Working Group (DCFRWG), this week of events will include something for everyone who likes to eat and hates to waste. Young kids can pick out ghoulish gourds at the Ugly Pumpkin Block Party. Families and service groups can go on a gleaning outing with the University of the District of Columbia. DIYers can attend a class on food preservation and foodies will want to hit up all the restaurants participating in #RescueDishDC – an effort to highlight the creative ways DC chefs make use of ingredients you might assume are waste.  Please see a full list of events, some of which require advance registration, at dcfoodrecovery.org.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, as much as 40 percent of food in the United States gets thrown away. Yet, 13 percent of homes nationwide are food insecure. The DC Food Recovery Working Group is made up of representatives from a variety of organizations tackling different angles of the food waste problem, from legislation to excess food distribution to composting. Some of the DC Food Recovery Week events are organized directly by the Working Group, while others are sponsored by affiliated organizations. All events will help people in the region understand and act on this important issue.

This is the second time the DC Food Recovery Working Group has organized a week of events. In May of 2016, the newly formed group hosted its inaugural week of action.

“Since we first created this group, we’ve discovered and created so many exciting food recovery initiatives and resources across the city,”  said Josh Singer, Community Garden Specialist for the DC government and co-founder of  the DCFRWG. “During DC Food Recovery Week we hope to highlight all those amazing efforts while also demonstrating how every Washingtonian can have an impact.”

Stay up to date by following @DCFoodRecovery and hashtags #FoodRecoveryWeek and #RescueDishDC on Twitter and Facebook. We can also provide visuals upon request.

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