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July 2013 WRED Event

Food, Glorious Food!

July 12, 2013

Silver Springs Organics, a commercial composting facility, and Thurston County Food Bank opened their doors to WSRA on July 12 for "Food, Glorious Food,” at which 50 participants took facility tours and learned about food recovery and rescue programs.
Morning panels and presentations by a variety of topic experts presented different perspectives about how municipal composting programs and community food centers can create healthy communities. Robert Coit, Executive Director at Thurston County Food Bank, discussed the food bank’s programs and their strategies for providing healthy meals , nutritional information, and managing food waste.
Panelists Elizabeth Chipps-Freeman, Emily Garofalo, and Joanna Rasmussen of Emergency Food Network, a nonprofit organization serving Pierce County’s 67 food banks and hot meal sites, shared information about how their programs have impacted Pierce County communities. Rick Johnston of Pierce County Public Works & Utilities provided insight into municipal composting programs, including three recommendations for managing food waste that came out of the county’s year-long study of food waste management.




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This Washington Recycles Every Day event was made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors. Thank you!


Presenting Sponsor


     Silver Springs Organics & PCRCD-LRI

Silver Sponsors


Cedar Grove Composting

Royal Organic Products



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