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Focusing on Food Loss and Food Waste: 2017 Food Tank Summit NYC

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***The NYC Food Tank Summit is SOLD OUT. Please apply to be added to the waitlist***

NOTE: The following day (September 14) Food Tank is organizing a FREE OUTDOOR public event in Washington Square Park called Garjana! It is a dance fitness experience led by Broadway performers to benefit GrowNYC. Still Available. Register here...

Food Tank, ReFED, and The Rockefeller Foundation are excited to announce the inaugural NYC Food Tank Summit! This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics. The theme for the Summit is Focusing on Food Loss and Food Waste.

This Food Tank Summit is being held in partnership with ReFED and with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and The Fink Family Foundation. ReFED is a multi-stakeholder nonprofit, powered by an influential network of the nation’s leading business, nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders committed to reducing U.S. food waste. The Rockefeller Foundation is supporting this Food Tank Summit as part of its $130 million YieldWise initiative, launched in January 2016 to address the global crisis of food loss and waste. The Foundation is working with private, public and nonprofit actors to foster a “greener revolution” in the food system, and connecting good ideas with the actors who can implement them at scale. Together, we can halve global food loss and waste and realize major benefits for people, companies, cities, and the planet. The Fink Family Foundation is pleased support Food Tank’s Food Waste summit as part of its strategy of moving from awareness to action for food waste reduction in the US.

The Food Tank Summit is also made possible with the support of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, Sealed Air, Blue Apron, Organic Valley, and Niman Ranch.

This is the third event in our 2017 Food Tank Summit Series, which will bring together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Every Food Tank Summit to-date has sold out, and more than 175,000 viewers from around the globe have tuned in for the livestream. This is a can’t miss event for 2017!

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Emily Bachman, Compost Program Manager, Zero Waste Programs, GrowNYC

  • Elizabeth Balkan, Director of Policy, Office of the Commissioner at NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

  • John Boyd, Jr., Founder and President, National Black Farmers Association

  • Diane Brady, Journalist and Founder, Bloomberg

  • Joan Briggs, Executive Director, Fink Family Foundation

  • Gigi Lee Chang, Managing Director, FoodFutureCo

  • Chris Cochran, Executive Director, ReFED

  • Tom Colicchio, Chef and Owner, Craft restaurants & ‘wichcraft

  • Karl Deily, President of Food Care, Sealed Air

  • Ron Gonen, Co-Founder and CEO, Closed Loop Partners

  • Tony Hillery, Executive Director, Harlem Grown

  • Helen Hollyman, Editor, Vice

  • Lynette Johnson, Executive Director, Society of St. Andrews

  • Prasanta Kalita, Director, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Justin Kamine, Partner, KDC Ag - Kamine Development Corporation

  • Sam Kass, Chef, Entrepreneur, and Founder, TROVE

  • Amy Keister, VP Consumer Engagement, Compass Group

  • Devon Klatell, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

  • Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Agriculture and Nutrition Security, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) - ‎Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)

  • Jude Medeiros, Regional Vice President of Schools, Sodexo

  • Clare Miflin, Architect, Kiss + Cathcart

  • Carina Millston, Executive Director, Feedback Global

  • Monica Munn, Senior Program Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation

  • Kimbal Musk, Chef & Co-Founder, The Kitchen

  • Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank

  • Pete Pearson, Director, Food Waste, WWF

  • Tinia Pina, Founder & CEO, Re-Nuble

  • Ruth Reichl, Food Writer, PBS, Eater, Cook

  • Brian Roe, Professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University

  • Kim Severson, Reporter, New York Times

  • Stephanie Strom, Food Business Writer, The New York Times

  • Tom Vilsack, President and CEO, U.S. Dairy Export Council

  • Luca Virginio, Chief Communication and External Relations Officer, Barilla

  • Brian Wansink, Professor and Director, Cornell University Food and Brand Lab

  • Jocelyn Zuckerman, Contributing Editor, Modern Farmer

  • Konstantin Zvereff, Founder and CEO, BlueCart


Ticket Information and Details:

The Summit. Includes the entire Food Tank Summit (breakfast and lunch provided) on September 13th. 35+ incredible speakers held at The Greene Space. $299 (scholarships available). *SOLD OUT*

Food Tank is committed to building an engaged and diverse audience. Tickets for this event are available by application only and are SOLD OUT. To apply for the waitlist, please fill out this form. We provide full and partial ticket scholarships for students, farmers, individuals with financial need, and other underrepresented groups. You can apply for scholarships on the ticket application.

Food and beverage donations will come from Niman Ranch, Juice Press, Harmless Harvest, Brooklyn Roasting Co., and GT’s Kombucha.

Great Performances, a NYC-based catering and events company engaged in the principles of sustainability and food justice, is graciously donating the breakfast and lunch receptions for all attendees. The menus will reflect the company’s commitment to the reduction of food waste and the creative application of full-food utilization.

Through a national partnership, many Food Recovery Network organizations and chapters on 280 university campuses nationwide will be participating in Food Tank Summit watch parties live.

The Next Day (September 14). Food Tank is sponsoring a free outdoor food waste awareness event followed by a free dance fitness experience called Garjana at Washington Square Park on September 14. Garjana is a one-hour cardio dance fun event led by five Broadway performers, with original music, and innovative props. Dress to sweat! Food Tank's Garjana event's promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles have been selling out all over NYC recieving rave reviews from Billboard Magazine, Time Out and others. All ages from 12:30-1:30PM. The first 200 to register get a free gift. The event is a benefit supporting the work of GrowNYC. Learn more and register HERE.

NOTE: A very limited number of press passes available—contact Bernard Pollack at 312-843-8612 or at bernard@foodtank.com.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please email Heather Cope at heather@foodtank.com for more details

Interestested in volunteering? Please send your resume and availablity to Vanesa Botero-Lowry at vanesa@foodtank.com.

Food Tank's Refund Policy: We understand that schedules change. The deadline to cancel your registration and receive a full refund is August 13, 2017. Any requests made after August 13, 2017 can not be processed.

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