Fighting food waste through the Emerson Act

December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021

1:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Online: ET (USA)


Event Description

Register now: Fighting food waste through the Emerson Act (Free, Virtual Panel Discussion).

Every year, $408 billion is spent processing, transporting, storing, and disposing of food that never gets eaten. That’s millions of pounds of fresh food—24% of all food in the U.S.—going to waste, instead of nourishing the 42 million Americans expected to experience food insecurity in 2021.

Join WW International – who is leading cross-sector efforts related to food and nutrition access – and Food Tank, along with the offices of US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) in a special virtual panel to discuss the new bipartisan legislation designed to strengthen the 1996 Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act —and help fight senseless food waste and food insecurity.

Featuring (more to be added soon):

Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

Mindy Grossman, CEO, WW International

Tim Carman, Food Journalist, The Washington Post

U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Emily Broad Leib, Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School.

Jenny Murphy​, Director of Operations & Supply Chain Management, City Harvest

Registration required. Please hurry space is limited!


Food Tank

About the Organizers

Food Tank is a non-profit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.   

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