May 12, 2017 Webinar – Food Recovery in Maryland: An Example of Statewide Organizing Around Food Recovery

Coffee Talks provide a virtual platform to catalyze connections around specific food system topics. Each Coffee Talk features resource experts who highlight innovative approaches and strategies to connect, engage, and dig in deeper after the webinar.

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Recovering food that would otherwise be landfilled is full of challenges and increasingly, creative solutions. Data collection and analyses are essential to understand the food recovery landscape and to inform legislation. Join this webinar to hear from the first state in the Chesapeake foodshed to organize a statewide food recovery summit. Learn about the findings and next steps of nearly 200 stakeholders from local, state, and federal governments, non-profits, the retail food industry, local schools, hospitals, and environmental groups focused on preventing, donating, and recycling surplus food across the state.
Kaley Laleker is the Deputy Director of the Land Management Administration at the Maryland Department of the Environment. The Land Management Administration includes recycling, composting, solid and hazardous waste, animal feeding operations, mining, oil control, land restoration, and lead poisoning prevention programs. Prior to her current position, Kaley worked in the Department’s Resource Management Program, primarily on composting and other recycling policies. She has been with the Department for 5 years.
Recommended Resource: Maryland Dept. of the Environment’s food recovery website contains the slides, program, and summary document from the Summit