Capital Area Food Bank Hosts Northern Virginia Hunger Summit, Panel Discussion on Food Waste

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This annual event, expected to draw nearly 300 attendees, is a convocation of the Capital Area Food Bank's partner agency constituency, stakeholders, community partners and friends intended to address the root causes of hunger in the Washington metro area. This year, workshops and discussions will address food waste and what can be done to stop it.

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The Capital Area Food Bank is hosting its 10th Annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit that will highlight the food bank’s commitment to identifying internal food waste reduction and external food waste reallocation as among its primary strategic goals. This hunger summit is the first time the CAFB will convene food waste experts and practitioners to identify effective food waste reduction and recovery efforts available within the Washington metro area. For more information, log on to

Who: Panel Moderator, Nancy Roman, President & CEO, CAFB

-Ben Simon, founder, Food Recovery Network
-Elise H. Golan, Director for Sustainable Development, USDA
-Tom O’Donnell, Environmental Scientist, EPA
-Brian Lipinski, World Resources Report (WRR) in the People and Ecosystems
-Meghan Stasz, Sr. Dir., Sustainability, Grocery Manufacturers Assn.

When: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
9:00 – 11:30 am

Where: First Baptist Church of Alexandria
2932 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

Why: More than 680,000 Washington metro area residents, including 200,000 children, are at risk of hunger, a 25 percent increase since 2008. The CAFB is distributing 45 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 37.5 million meals – this year through its hundreds of partner agencies. CAFB also provides individuals and families with education and training about healthy eating on a budget.

The Capital Area Food Bank, founded in 1980, is a member of Feeding America and takes a comprehensive approach to addressing hunger by increasing access to nutritious food, initiating change through skill-building and advocacy, and creating sustainability with outreach and training for those at risk of hunger. The CAFB is the metro area's largest public, nonprofit food and nutrition education resource. For more information about hunger and nutrition issues, log on to

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