Food Tank Organizes Two Days of Actions Against Food Waste

You can livestream Wednesday’s sold-out conference and join them for a free Washington Square Park dance party on Thursday.

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The main focus of this month’s Food Tank Summit is mitigating food waste.

Food Tank has two incredible days of events focused on food loss and food waste planned in New York City on September 13 and 14.

The first event is the sold-out 2017 Food Tank NYC Summit that will be held at the WNYC Studios on Wednesday, September 13 in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, The Fink Family Foundation and ReFED. The features confirmed speakers such as Kimbal Musk, Tom Colicchio, Sam Kass, Tom Vilsack and more participating on panels moderated by top journalists with The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Vice, Fast Company, Modern Farmer and more.

The event is free via livestream and you can tune in via FoodTank.com or on the Food Tank Facebook page. Additionally, students can coordinate with their local Oxfam America or Food Recovery Network chapters who are organizing campus watch events nationwide. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. EST and runs through 5:30 p.m. EST.

Following the event Food Tank is presenting a sold-out reception in partnership with Sombra Mezcal at Charlie Bird and a dinner later that evening at Blue Hill. The evening will feature a special menu inspired by chef Dan Barber’s wastED initiative, a pop-up devoted to the theme of re-using foods that would otherwise be wasted.

The second event is free and open to the public being held in Washington Square Park on Thursday, September 14 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. The event features an incredible group of food movement leaders including Slow Food USA’s Richard McCarthy, Green Bronx Machine’s Stephen Ritz, GrowNYC’s Liz Carollo, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Lauren Sorkin, Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg and our own EIC Brian Halweil.

After the speakers, Broadway performers will lead attendees in an immersive dance workout called Garjana featuring props, easy to pick up dance steps and completely original music produced specially for the event by Douglas Romanow whose credits include Justin Bieber and Tyga. Brooklyn Net’s Jay Jung will DJ the event along with some incredible performances by Dance in Tribeca, NYC Bollywood Funk and Learn Bhangra.

The goal of the event is to create an educational opportunity to bring together the food movement with the music, fitness, nutrition and dance communities. Food Tank has arranged more than three dozen groups to partner with them on organizing the event including: Amp Your Good, AmpleHarvest.org, Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, Arthur Murray NYC Broadway, Body Conceptions by Mahri, Bollywood Funk NYC, Broadway Bodies, Change Food, City Harvest, Cultured Movement, Dance Cardio Plus, Dance in Tribeca, Dancewave, Divine Rhythm Productions, Edible Bronx, Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan, Edible Schoolyard NYC, Fit4Dance, Food Corps, Food Future Co, Food Recovery Network, Global Green USA, Green Bronx Machine, GrowNYC, James Beard Foundation, KS JAMM Dance Troupe, M Dance & Fitness, NYC Food Policy Center, NYC Foodscape, POPiN, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine NYC, Rise & Root Farm, Sarika Dance Fitness, Slow Food USA, Teens for Food Justice and more.

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