Forty Percent of US Food Wasted! $165 Billion Annually; $2,275 Per Family. A 15% reduction in losses in the food supply could feed 25 million Americans annually. – NRDC 2012.

Join us for the next Zero Waste Sonoma County (ZWSC) Waste Less Food  Meet-up,  Wednesday, May 14, 6-8pm at the Share Exchange in Santa Rosa. Panelists include:

Please RSVP on our FaceBook page or send a note to zwsonoma@sonic.net.

The first two meet-ups – 2/12 and 3/26, went very well. The panelists – all listed below, did a great job and the discussions that followed were even better. The enthusiasm was palatable and it is clear this series has potential to really make a difference.

Discussion Materials/Resources:
Zero Waste Sonoma County: – www.facebook.com/pages/Zero-Waste-Sonoma-County/420464564750836? or www.liteinitiatives.org/events
NRDC:
“Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill”, http://www.nrdc.org/food/wasted-food.asp
”The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America”,  http://www.nrdc.org/food/expiration-dates.asp

Previous Panelists
Melita Love, Farm To Pantry Gleaners
Will Bakx, Sonoma Compost
Nick Papadopoulos, CropMobster and Food Waste News
June Michaels, Sonoma County FoodRunners
Zeno Swijtink, Russian River
Chapter of Slow Food
Bruce Reizman, Park Avenue Caters
Michelle Anna Jordan, Fresh Food Advocate and PD Columnist