Initiatives

Below is a list of our subgroup initiatives.  Our Subgroups meet once a month in between the main working group, to work on more specific tasks and initiatives.  If you would like to join any subgroup please email the team leaders for more details.

Business Incentives
Team Leader(s) kelley.amy@gmail.comabachman@dccentralkitchen.org
Mission
Working with a range of businesses in DC to identify barriers to food recovery and develop incentives and policies to promote food recovery within the DC business community.

Composting
Team Leader(s) jnealpe@gmail.com
Mission
Focusing on summarizing current DC composting efforts while researching and developing ways to support future efforts.

Consumer Education
Team Leader(s) Joshua.singer@dc.govclaudfabiano@gmail.com
Mission
Reduce household food waste by increasing awareness of the issue and encouraging behavior change through educational campaigns and household implementation of tools that aim to change food management practices.

Food Recovery Menu Item Campaign
Team Leader(s) Kelliann.Blazek@mail.house.gov
Mission
Campaign to get as many restaurants in DC to have one “food recovered” menu item.

Food Runner Program
Team Leader(s) Joshua.singer@dc.gov
Mission
To help support and develop food runner program(s) and food runner networks with volunteers, food donors, and food recipients in DC; to organize and coordinate food recovery volunteers to assist with the transportation of donated food from places that have extra food to places that need extra food.

FRN Accreditation Program
Team Leader(s) regina.northouse@foodrecoverynetwork.org
Mission
To support the effort to implement the Food Recovery Network’s Food Recovery Certification Program in DC for the purpose of creating increased customer incentives for food businesses to start recovering their food.

Policy
Team Leader(s) ciji@miriamskitchen.organdrea.schnitzer@gmail.com
Mission
To research and promote food recovery policy in DC such as but not limited to food waste bans, food recovery incentives, DPW incentives, tax incentives and cottage food act regulations.

Share Table Guidance
Team Leader(s) cara.blumenthal@dc.gov
Mission
Develop guidance/policy for allowing DCPS school food to be donated to share table programs.

Outreach and Events
Team Leader(s) Aisha.salazar@gmail.com
Mission
To create new events and participate in existing events to help promote food recovery programs, organizations and efforts in greater DC area.