VFPC Community Talk: How to Solve Our Food Waste Problem

Update: this event has already taken place! Read highlights of our discussion and the presentations in the meeting minutes

Please save the date for this special talk taking place as part of our May meeting:

VFPC Community Talk: How to Solve our Food Waste Problem
Hosted by the Vancouver Food Policy Council’s Food Waste Working Group

Online event: Thursday, May 26th , 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Registration is not required, find a link to join the meeting posted here at the time of the event (https://vancouver.ca/your-government/vancouver-food-policy-council.aspx

Discover how we can solve Vancouver’s food waste problem with 6 amazing panelists who will discuss:

  • The current landscape of food waste in Canada
  • Municipal policy options we can implement
  • Groups using innovative tech to end food waste
  • The city’s Circular Food Innovation Lab

Guest speakers include:

  • Lori Nikkel, Chief Executive Officer of Second Harvest
  • Jamie-Lynne Varney, author of A “Right to Food” Framework for a Just Circular Economy of Food
  • Juan Martinez, author of Policies, Incentives, and Measurement Protocols for Food Waste Reporting by Businesses
  • Jake-Zeljko Pavlovic, VP of Procurement and Merchandising, Freshlocal Solutions Inc. (SPUD.ca)
  • Erin Nichols, City of Vancouver Senior Project Manager – Zero Waste
  • Danielle Todd, Founder and Director of Make Food Not Waste (video presentation)

Regular meeting agenda, including liaison updates and working group business, will follow from 7:30-8:30pm.