Food Waste & Recovery Work Group

CFN Food Waste & Recovery Work Group
Chair: Nancy Nunn, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-ecology
Facilitated by: Yona Sipos, Chesapeake Foodshed Network/Local Concepts, LLC

Next quarterly Work Group meeting is October 5th 1-2PM EST.  Everyone welcome! We meet using Zoom videoconferencing to facilitate virtual face-to-face meetings across the Chesapeake Bay region. If you have a video camera on your computer, you are encouraged to try joining by video. It’s new for most of us! You are also welcome to join by computer audio or phone.

Click to register here. Then, check out the draft agenda (click here); add to the table your name, affiliation, and 1-2 current projects; and email Yona Sipos with questions or additions to the agenda. Everyone is welcome; come to the table!


The CFN Food Waste & Recovery Work Group (FWRWG) (formerly Food Recovery Work Group) comprises stakeholders representing Food Waste, Food Recovery, Food Repurposing, Food Conservation, and related areas with a shared goal of better understanding and advancing the food system of the Chesapeake Bay region.

The FWRWG meets quarterly using Zoom videoconferencing. We ask participants to register so we have a sense of who is planning to attend. You can also register that day just in time to join the call. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the meeting by computer or phone.

Prior to the meeting, participants are encouraged to review the agenda and
1. Send additional agenda items to
2. Learn more about the Work Group, share information, and connect with members via our Google Group. Everyone is invited to join. Last meeting’s minutes are here.
3. See what the Work Group has been up to, view resources, and check out past meeting agendas and minutes in our Work Group Drive Folder.

Everyone is invited to join & participate; Come to the table!


Check out our last FWRWG May 12th webinar, “Food Recovery in Maryland: An example of statewide organizing” (click on the title for the link). This webinar, hosted by the FWRWG, provided an overview of the first state in the Chesapeake foodshed to organize a statewide food recovery summit. Not from Maryland? Check it out to see if there is overlap and opportunities to apply lessons learned in your state or region. 

Check out the CFN’s youtube channel for additional webinars on food waste & recovery, as well as a range of food system issues.