2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Dana Yost

Director of Produce Sourcing

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Arizona Food Bank Network and SW Produce Cooperative


Dana Yost is the Director of Produce Sourcing at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona,
overseeing daily operations at the food bank’s produce rescue and repack facility in Nogales, Arizona.
Dana’s work with the Nogales team has brought in record amounts of rescued produce – more than 100
million pounds of edible produce over the last three years that was saved from the landfill and sent to
people in need throughout the US. Dana is also one of the founding members of the Southwest Produce
Cooperative, a regional produce rescue and sharing organization that shares transportation, logistics,
and food resources across the southwest United States. Dana’s past experience includes public and
nonprofit service with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and the
Humane Society of Southern Arizona. In his free time, Dana enjoys spending time with his four


Wednesday, May 11th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Johnson Great Room

Beyond COVID-19: Strengthening Food Rescue in a Post-Pandemic World

Food rescue has long been a vital part of redistributing surplus food that would otherwise go uneaten. Though COVID-19 placed stresses on food supply chains, food rescue efforts quickly adapted by developing innovative new models for recovery and distribution. Hear from vital players in this sector about what was done, what’s here to stay, how we can continue to improve – and whether we’re equipped to overcome another new challenge.

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