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Other recipients of the award from HBO and Warner Bros. were also honored at the ceremony for their community impact. Kevin Garvey, Manager, Threats and Incident Response – Global Information Security, Corporate, was honored for his efforts with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine.

Strike A Chord with George Bodarky: Reducing Waste

A collaboration with WFUV and BronxNetTV along with a panel discussion to raise awareness on reducing waste. The panelist include Robert Lee, CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Jessica Schreiber, Founder of FabScrap and Serge Lazarev, Founder of Green Tree Textile Recycling.

40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in New York City Food Policy (Class of 2018)

The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center has released its annual class of New York City’s 40 individuals under 40 years old who are working to transform the food system. The Center’s honorees include policymakers, educators, community advocates, farmers and innovators who are making significant strides to create healthier, more sustainable food environments and to use food to promote community and economic development. The 40 under 40 roster reflects the Center’s broad perspective around food policy, specifically that food policies are not simply regulations imposed by governmental bodies; we believe that food policy impacts millions of New Yorkers every day, at home and at work, as well as our surrounding environmental, community and economic ecosystems. An event to honor these individuals will take place on June 7th, 2018.

Small, But Impactful: A Day in the Life of a Food Rescuer

Volunteers for Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Make Big Contributions Through ‘Small’ Deliveries By Claire Anselmo Keady It’s 2:30 p.m. on a Wednesday – Matt Kang, a lead rescuer working with the national nonprofit food rescue organization Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, is on his way to make a pick-up from the cafeteria at AIG, the multinational insurance corporation whose headquarters are at 175 Water Street in lower Manhattan.

Why Isn’t Food Donation the Norm?

Food rescue and recovery efforts seem like a common sense solution to help prevent food waste. Why, then, is it not the norm for restaurants to donate excess food to the hungry at the end of each day? While the standards that must be met when donating food are strict, ensuring no one gets sick from food that is donated, these standards are very similar to those that must be met when serving food for customers. The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996 and state versions of Good Samaritan laws ensure that there are no legal liabilities when donating food as long as food safety and other standards are met. Food businesses can also get enhanced tax deductions from food recovery efforts, saving more money in taxes than if they threw out the food. If this is true, why is food donation not the standard in the restaurant industry?

Vending machine for homeless in British city to access supplies

Mr Khaled hopes to expand quickly across Britain, as well as across Europe and the United States. A machine will be installed in New York City next month, followed by others in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. And Action Hunger has partnered with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a food rescue non-profit based in New York City, and is also in talks with Tyson Foods.

Best Places To Carbo Load This Winter In NY

Manzo at Eataly battles this harsh winter weather by offering limited edition dishes during their monthly chef collaboration series. January brings Chef Junghyun Park (Atoboy) to the kitchen, where diners can nosh on his Raven & Boar Pork Belly with chorizo and kimchi sauce. Stop in on the evening of Jan. 10 and attend Chef’s opening night party. During this event, Chef JP will be in the kitchen and making his way around the dining room while guests can enjoy his world-class dish for half price (just $11). The restaurant will also double their donation to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a national non-profit food rescue organization. Reserve your spot here. Upcoming guest chefs include Daniel Boulud (Boulud Sud), Tim and Nancy Cushman (Covina), and Janine Booth (Root & Bone).

The Nonprofit Turning Food Scraps Into Meals for the Hungry

Another challenge is to find ways to effectively work with other organizations within the redistribution space. For example, ReThink is careful to divide their planned pick-up map with similarly focused non-profits like Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, which recruits volunteers to transport excess food to shelters nearby. There’s also a good chance they’ll end up making use of food from other New York hunger organizations like the Food Bank and City Harvest.

Brooklyn’s Perelandra to Open Kitchen & Juice Bar

Perelandra is also committed to the community: 100 percent of the packaging used for the prepared food and hot-bar items are easily recyclable, and all prepared foods that aren’t sold will be picked up nightly by Big Apple nonprofit Rescuing Leftover Cuisine and brought to shelters to feed hungry New Yorkers that same night.