Zero Food Waste Forum

 NCRA’s Zero Food Waste Committee Presents a FREE Webinar Series to Share Best Practices for Food Waste Reduction and Surplus Food Recovery.

Strategies for Tracking and Reporting Surplus Food
Webinar #3

Friday, February 5, 12-1pm, Free

Senate Bill 1383 requires jurisdictions to track and report surplus food recovery. Some surplus food recovery organizations and some third-party vendors are providing solutions to help tracking and reporting. Come with your questions for:

Emily Coven, Recyclist

Tod Hing, ChowMatch

Tracy Weatherby, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Flyer (pdf)          Register


Identifying Tier 1 and Tier 2 Surplus Food Generators
Webinar #2 – 12/4/20

Senate Bill 1383 regulations are now finalized and jurisdictions will need to focus on surplus food recovery.The first step is to identify the Tier 1 and Tier 2 generators within your jurisdiction. It’s harder than you might think! We will share ideas and “crowdsource” solutions. If you have ideas, let us know when you register.

Flyer (pdf)              Presentations and Recording

Post Webinar Survey
(which includes a sign up form for the Zero Food Waste planning committee):

Zero Waste USA was the Zoom sponsor for this webinar.


The first Edible Food Recovery CRRA Technical Council Webinar was held November 17, 2020.    Recording

 

 

 


Webinar #1 – 10/16/20

The first 2020 NCRA Zero Food Waste Forum webinar was held on World Food Day, October 16. The objective was to ferment collaboration across the region, to assist local agencies to meet Senate Bill 1383 goals and create more healthy and sustainable communities. Over 275 registered and more than 200 took part. The program featured:

      • Countywide Edible Food Recovery – Jack Johnson, Senior Sustainability Specialist, County of San Mateo
      • Food Bank SB 1383 Compliance Support – Becky Gershon, Senior Policy Advocate, California Association of Food Banks
      • Hub Kitchen Program – Grace Liao, Food Recovery Manager, Berkeley Food Network

Recording       Presentation Slides      Flyer (pdf)

Attendees, be sure to answer our post-webinar survey to provide feedback, suggest future webinar topics, or to express interest in joining NCRA’s Zero Food Waste Subcommittee.

You may also be interested in attending the Zero Waste workshop at the free, online Climate Emergency Mobilization Summit on Friday, October 23rd featuring:

Yuka Nagashima, FoodShift

Sara Webber, Berkeley Food Network


The 1st Zero Food Waste Forum was held on October 16, 2014 – World Food Day, to recognize the unacceptable hunger that still exists around the world despite the large amount of good food that goes to waste. Known as the “Woodstock of Wasted Food” the forum featured international experts and models from across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

The 2nd Forum was held on October 16, 2018 to help local jurisdictions understand the direction and intentions of Senate Bill 1383 (2016), which requires that no less than 20% of edible food currently disposed of in California is recovered for human consumption by 2025.

Now communities across region are accessing their needs and developing new programs for wasted food reduction and surplus food recovery.

As we bring the Zero Food Waste Forum online, our goal is to collaborate across the region and support each other as we meet the goals of Senate Bill 1383 and create more healthy and sustainable communities.

Our first quarterly session will feature:

  • Food Bank SB 1383 Compliance Support – Becky Gershon, Senior Policy Advocate, California Association of Food Banks
  • Countywide Edible Food Recovery – Jack Johnson, Senior Sustainability Specialist, County of San Mateo
  • Hub Kitchen Program – Grace Liao, Food Recovery Manager, Berkeley Food Network

Event Flyer (pdf)                   Free Registration

Zero Waste USA is the webinar Zoom sponsor.
The webinar link is provided in the registration confirmation email.


ZFWF History

2018 – The second Zero Food Waste Forum was held October 16, 2018 in Berkeley, California, hosted by the Northern California Recycling Association and the Solid Waste Association of North America Gold Rush Chapter.

The purpose of the Forum was to help local jurisdictions understand the direction and intentions of Senate Bill 1383 (2016), which requires that no less than 20 percent of edible food currently disposed of in California is recovered for human consumption by 2025, and where we need to go.  The Forum profiled successful policies and programs in food waste prevention and reduction and edible food repurposing and recovery, highlight regional and statewide examples and provide a forum for innovative approaches to reduce wasted food and feed hungry people. There was also break-out sessions in which participants were able to delve more deeply into these subjects with presenters and colleagues.  2018 Program (pdf)

Forum Partners Logo Web_2014-5-6_02014 – The 1st Zero Food Waste Forum was held on Oct 16, 2014 (World Food Day) to recognize the unacceptable hunger that still exists around the world despite the large amount of good food that goes to waste.  In the United States alone, 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children are food insecure at some point during the year.  That amounts to 50 million people impacted right in our own backyards. The day-long event targeted waste reduction professionals, students, schools, organizations, and businesses educate participants on the issues and potential solutions to the problem and how we all can work better together to reach Zero Food Waste.  2014 Program (pdf)