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AFAC’s Panel Discussion: Waste Not, Want Not Solutions to Prevent Food Waste

On Thursday, December 1st AFAC held a panel discussion at Arlington Central Library with Claudia Fabiano (Environmental Protection Agency), Regina Northouse (Executive Director of Food Recovery Network), Theresa Coffman (Tuckahoe Elementary School), and David Kimbell (culinary student from The Art Institute of Washington). The panel was moderated by Kai Robertson, an independent sustainability advisor who recently…

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AFAC “Waste Not, Want Not: Think Before You Toss” Exhibit

        During the month of November, AFAC held an exhibit “Waste Not, Want Not: Think Before You Toss” in the lobby of Arlington Public Library- Central Library focusing on problems and solutions to preventing good food from going to waste. The exhibit featured local, regional, and national organizations that are committed to reducing food…

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Food Recovery & Food Waste Resources

Thank you for visiting this page. Below are a list of resources that might be of use to anyone interested in reducing food waste and increasing food recovery. Policies and legal information: Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act: The Legal Guide to the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act summary of the act: Food Donation…

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Why Food Recovery Matters to AFAC

“Nearly 800 million people worldwide suffer from hunger. But according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, we squander enough food—globally, 2.9 trillion pounds a year—to feed every one of them more than twice over. Where’s all that food—about a third of the planet’s production—going? In developing nations much is lost postharvest…

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Rooting DC: Waste Not, Want Not Presentation

On February 27, 2016 AFAC had a display table at Rooting DC and presented during the Rooting DC Forum, a gathering of individuals, nonprofits, and organizations interested in growing a healthier food system while sharing their knowledge and learning from each other. It was our second time having a table at the event, and our first time presenting. Puwen…

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Central Library Exhibit

Waste Not, Want Not: Think Before You Toss Visit AFAC at the Arlington Central Library for a month-long exhibit highlighting the problems and solutions to preventing good food from going to waste. Learn about food waste and food distribution issues on local, national, and international levels, as well as how to extend the shelf-life of your…

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Healthy Kids Camps

  Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, AFAC had a busy summer conducting Cooking and Gardening classes at our partner agency sites and food distribution centers. AFAC staffers, Aisha Salazar and Puwen Lee, worked with children for six weeks, teaching them about plant parts, My Plate, herbs and healthy snacks, among other topics. With the help of…

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Chamberlain Nursing Students

AFAC is happy to welcome back nursing students from Chamberlain College of Nursing as they dig in and teach cooking, nutrition, and gardening classes at four community sites this summer. Diane, Solmaz, Cristin, Emmaline, Kellee, Amanda, and Giovanna will work with AFAC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout July and part of August for their community…

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Bridges to Independence Food Challenge

AFAC has been working with teens from Bridges to Independence’s Youth Leadership Academy. Three teens competed in the Virginia 4-H State Congress Food Challenge last week, receiving third place for their steak bowl dish, which was a steak bowl with sautéed onion and red pepper with a side of guacamole and homemade tortilla chips with…

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