Join Our Waste Ace for Webinar on Donating Unsold Food

Date: November 12, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00 pm EDT – 3:00 pm EDT

14.3% of American households found it difficult to put food on the table at some time in 2013, yet 31% of food at the consumer and retail level goes uneaten (USDA ERS). Of the estimated 133 billion pounds of food that goes uneaten every year, much of it is perfectly safe and nutritious and could have been donated to hunger relief organizations to feed hungry people. Sadly, much of this perfectly good food ends up in landfills.

wastewebinarHow can we change this situation? Many managers at farms, food processors, supermarkets, dining facilities, and restaurants say they are worried about donating wholesome unsold food because of fear of liability.  Some say they don’t have the proper food safety processes in place to handle food recovery and donation programs. This webinar will help clear up concerns and misconceptions about donating unsold food. The panelists will talk about food safety and the Good Samaritan Act, the federal statute that gives liability protection to those who donate food. The webinar will feature experts and veterans in the field of food recovery and donation, who will gladly answer all of your questions.

Join Bon Appétit Waste Specialist Claire Cummings (@WasteAce on Twitter) and several distinguished panelists for this important webinar and learn how to start recovering and donating your wholesome unsold food! Register for the webinar here:


  • Syd Mandelbaum – Founder and CEO, Rock and Wrap It Up!
  • Nicole Civita – Director, Food Recovery Project – University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Claire Cummings – Waste Specialist, Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation
  • Wayne Melichar – Manager of Food Safety, Feeding America
  • Sara Gassman – Director of Member Support, Food Recovery Network

*For information about food recovery, please visit or read about our partnership with the Food Recovery Network.