The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified food insecurity throughout Northern Virginia. Disruptions to the operations of food relief operations and food pantries threaten the health and dignity of the sick, elderly and marginalized populations. Food waste also has a substantial impact on climate change.
As the communities of Northern Virginia work to strengthen surplus food distribution, they stand to learn from the creative work across the Atlantic. In metropolitan regions such as Stuttgart, organizations such as “Tafel” coordinate volunteers, local charities and food retailers to collect surplus foods and for distribution to those in need.
Please join us June 9, 2022, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for a discussion with Bastian Nadj of Tafel, in Stuttgart, Germany for a discussion about sustainable surplus food redistribution in his region and potential applications of lessons to Northern Virginia.
*Note: This webinar is rescheduled from the original April 18th date.