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1st Annual Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit (online)

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

America is a leader in wasted food where 40% of the food we produce is never eaten. For Maine, this means 219 lbs. of food wasted per person or nearly 300 million lbs. annually. At the same time, we have over 200,000 Mainers suffering from food insecurity — including 1 out of 5 of our children. Adding to the problem, these food losses cost Maine nearly $600 million annually (about $1866 per family of four) and risk our health and natural resources.

The goal of this first Summit will be to increase the awareness, education and action needed to implement win-win-win solutions to end wasted food in Maine.

Join us to share:
• The latest data and research on wasted food and solutions
• Inspiring food reduction, recovery and recycling success stories
• Breakout sessions to learn about and implement specific solutions

We will provide the insights needed to re-think food as a “waste” problem and instead see it as a sustainable solution for hunger, economic development and resource mgt. in Maine.

Please RSVP to Susanne.lee@maine.edu
(Summit Agenda and Zoom link will follow.)
If you have any questions or need more information, please let us know.
Contact: Susanne Lee
Susanne.Lee@maine.edu

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Date:
April 9
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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