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CLC Hosts a Webinar Forum
Update on Edible Food Waste and Recovery Draft Regulations

On Jan. 30 CLC, hosted a complimentary webcast for 50 participants for hospitals, health systems, public health departments and community based organizations to learn learn more about food waste, edible food recovery, and the important role of hospital and health care facilities.

Every year, 12 billion pounds of food waste is disposed of in California’s landfills. At the same time, food insecurity impacts nearly five million Californians. Fortunately, California non-profits, local governments, and advocates are leading the way in reducing food waste, increasing edible food recovery.

The webcast focused on:

Edible Food Recovery Regulations – Senate Bill 1383
Martine Boswell, Environmental Scientist, CalRecycle

Local Food Recovery Partners in Los Angeles County
Bernadet Garcia-Silva, Project Manager, County of Los Angeles Food Redistribution Initiative

Safe Surplus Donation Toolkit — Guidance for Health Care Facilities
Savannah North, Project Manager, Center for Climate Change & Health, Public Health Alliance of Southern California Public Health Institute Oakland

Kaiser Permanente Food Redistribution Initiative
Southern California Regional (SCAL)

Sheila Sansano, Food and Nutrition Services, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center

The session was presented by Communities Lifting Communities in partnership with HASC.

Karen Ochoa
Project Manager
Communities Lifting Communities