The Quad Cities Food Rescue Partnership will present the biennial in-person Food Rescue Workshop on Thursday, September 29 at St. Ambrose University, Davenport.
The free event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The workshop will feature speakers discussing how food waste and reduction trends have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and home composting.
Keynote speaker Colleen Doak of St. Ambrose University in Davenport will present a personalized and healthy pantry service model based on a collaborative project with Community Action of Eastern Iowa in Davenport, according to a press release. .
“In the United States, we throw away 40% of our food, according to the National Resources Defense Council, while 8.7% of people in Scott County and 11.6% of people in Rock Island County are in food insecurity according to Feeding America,” says Christina McDonough. , President of the council.
For the second time, the Food Rescue Partnership event will announce the Quad Cities Food Rescue Warrior and Member of the Year. Nominations are open for Quad City residents to be recognized for their food rescue efforts.
The workshop organizers hope to attract community members and professional food establishments. Registration, nomination forms for Food Rescue Warrior and more information are available here.