You Are Invited to Learn About Food Recovery
This community lunch and learn is an opportunity to learn more about Food Recovery and a new program being launched by the Florida Department of Agriculture to reduce food waste and increase food pantries’ access to Florida fruits and veggies.
The program is being launched in 5 pilot counties, Escambia, Gadsden, Alachua, Orange, and Dade. The main focus is creating a grassroots gleaning network – volunteers, farmers, food pantries, etc. The hope is that the gleaning network will expand throughout Florida and other food recovery elements can then be included.
Please bring a bag lunch and learn about this opportunity to engage in community building by reducing food waste and increasing access to Florida's fresh fruits and vegetables.
RSVP your attendance HERE.
Hosted by Melanie Mason, Food Recovery Specialist, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Melanie is a former Peace Corps volunteer and former member of Sustainable Tallahassee's board of directors. She is very knowledgeable in reducing food waste and maximizing food accessibility. For more information, contact her at Melanie.Mason@FreshFromFlorida.com or (850) 617-7165.
Directions: From Tallahassee take I-10 West, exit at Quincy Exit 181 and turn right on HWY 267 (Pat Thomas Parkway). Go 4 tenths of a mile and turn left at the Research Center sign on Research Road.