On October 24, 2018, Wellesley hosted 40 representatives from 70 schools in neighboring communities for a Food Waste and Food Rescue Workshop. The Workshop focused on food waste diversion and food rescue in schools - why these types of food recovery are important, what they involve and how institutions can implement food waste diversion and food rescue initiatives. Participants included food service providers, health department staff, sustainability group members, grassroots organizations, as well as school teachers and parents. Participants heard from the Cambridge-based, non-profit Food For Free and from Wellesley's 3R Working Group, Climate Action Committee and Food Services Department. Participants also had an opportunity to talk with the head of Wellesley's Health Department. Click on the links below to view the Workshop presentation and video:
For background information, check out this Bates Cafeteria Waste Assessment Report, EPA's webinar on Sustainable Materials Management (the webinar outlines the Bates School Cafeteria Waste Assessment process), and Standard Operating Procedures for Wellesley's School-based Food Rescue Program.