Managing Excess Food & Scraps in the Androscoggin Valley: Reduce – Donate – Compost, 11/13/18 in Auburn, ME

Managing Excess Food & Scraps in the Androscoggin Valley: Reduce – Donate – Compost, 11/13/18 in Auburn, ME

Approximately 15 percent of households in the Androscoggin Valley are food insecure, yet over 20 percent of the material entering landfills is food, much of which is edible. There are many opportunities to reduce the generation of food waste, donate edible food to help those in need, and compost the rest.

This workshop is designed for food producers, farmers, distributors, retailers, schools, food pantries, meal sites, and anyone interested in reducing the amount of food that is sent for disposal to:

  • Discover opportunities to reduce the amount of food that becomes waste & save businesses $$
  • Make connections with others working to increase food recovery & donation
  • Find out what can & cannot be donated & to where
  • Learn about liability protections & tax deductions for food donation
  • Find out about local options for composting food that can’t be donated
  • Hear success stories & ideas for new opportunities

The workshop features presenters from Androscoggin Gleaners, Bates College, Exeter Agri-Energy, Good Shepard Food Bank, Hannaford Supermarkets, Lean Path, Maine DEP, U.S. EPA, and We Compost It! Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no fee to attend, but please register in advance.  Find out more including the agenda and registration information:  http://www.newmoa.org/events/event.cfm?m=339