DC Food Recovery Week of Action


The DC Food Recovery Working Group has organized and identified a week of events, workshops and lectures around food recovery in the District. Food Recovery is an umbrella term for reducing food waste through multiple strategies such as food donations, composting, and source reduction. In addition to these great events the DC Food Recovery Working Group will be releasing the DC Food Recovery Resource Guide this week to help DC communities better access and support food recovery programs. This resource guide will be published in May on the DPW website at dpw.dc.gov.

For more info about the DC Food Recovery Working Group follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/dcfoodrecovery

See below for scheduled events and go to  https://www.facebook.com/events/1716748858592925/ for more information about each event.

PRE WEEK EVENTS
Fri May 6th
– Capital Area Food Bank Summit

Mon May 9th
– Food Sustainability: A Night of Short Films

Tues May 10th
– Friends of Urban Agriculture (FOUA) presents “Arlington’s Food Shed”

Wed May 11th
– Food Waste Summit: Informing a Consumer’s Guide

Thur May 12th
– KCDC Workshop: Waste Not: Food Waste, Resource Conservation and You

WEEK OF ACTION EVENTS
Sat May 14th
– 24th Annual Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
– Worm-Powered Composting Workshop by ILSR & ECO City Farms’ Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Program

Sun May 15th
– Wangari Gardens Compost Cooperative Workshop

Mon May 16th
– DPR Deanwood Rec Night of Food Recovery Workshops and Lectures
———— Alternative Edibles in the Garden
———— Food Recovery BMPS w/ Arlington Food Assistance
Center (AFAC)
———— Food Labeling Discussion and Panel

Tues May 17th
– Food Bank Feature: Outdoor Screening of Just Eat It at the Capital Area Food Bank
– Disco Chop Party (Prep Event for Feeding the 5000)

Wed May 18th
– Feeding the 5000 Event
– DC Department of Public Works (DPW) Organic Summit
– DPR Raymond Rec Night of Food Recovery Workshops and Lectures
———— Baking with Spent Brewery Grains
———— BMP’s of Urban Dumpster Diving
———— Food Preservation Recipes w/ Food Recovery Network

Thurs May 19th
– GW Lunch and Learn w/ Tristram Stuart
– Howard U. Compost Cooperative Workshop
– Worm Composting in DC Apartment Buildings: Demo Tour

Friday May 20th
– K St Farm Food Recovery Happy Hour