Food Summits (Past & Present)

​Food Summit 2024

Rally together for food recovery and diversion in Maryland
Where: Towson University
When: March 19, 2024 – 8a-5p
Registration: free, required

Keynote – Claudia Fabiano, US EPA's: National Strategy to reduce food loss and waste, Excess Food Opportunities Map and Wasted Food Scale

Agenda Topics:
Food For People​

  • Food Recovery, Food Diversion and Food Planning - Local Jurisdiction Implementation
  • Private & Non-Profit Implementation of Food Recovery for People - How to enable food donation, keeping it local within the community.

Reduce Wasted Foods

  • Food Transformation - sustainable sources, nutritious choices and reduction of waste through education and engagement. 

Agriculture and Animal Feed

  • How choices in food and beverage production can reduce waste and spur the economy in other sectors and associated regulations.

Climate Action

  • Climate Solutions: Food Loss and Waste Prevention

Organic Recycling

  • Good, Bad, Ugly - Organics Recycling. Hear horror stories and how vertical integration creates success in a sustainable and achievable manner
  • Composting - Current infrastructure and policy, what is the scope of public programs and how can that impact national and local activities and goals

Waste Diversion - State Report

  • Food Residual Diversion law and regulation - s​ummary of implementation since January 1, 2023. Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling state grant - where the workplan is and how everyone can participate. Updates on legislation from 2023 and 2024.

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Previous Food Summits

Maryland Food Recovery Summit - December 1, 2021, Maritime Conference Center

Innovative Solutions to Food Scraps Challenges

2021 Program

2021 Agenda

2021 Presentations:
Mid-Atlantic Food Recovery Summit & Eighth Annual Food Day - October 24, 2018, Bowie State University
    ​​​​Maryland Food Recovery Summit - November 30, 2016, Maritime Conference Center

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