2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Adam Lowy

Founder & Executive Director

Move for Hunger


Adam is a 4th generation mover whose family has owned a moving company for nearly 100 years.  After seeing so much food go to waste, he launched Move For Hunger to mobilize moving & relocation companies to rescue food during the move.  To date, Move For Hunger has delivered over 31 million lbs of food to food banks – enough to provide more than 26 million meals to individuals in need.

Adam and his organization were most recently featured on the TODAY Show in 2021. Adam proudly represents the New York City Hub of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community where he proudly represented the community at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in 2015 – speaking on panels about sustainability.  In 2014, he was honored among Forbes 30 Under 30.  In 2011 he was honored at the VH1 Do Something Awards  and NBC American Giving Awards for his commitment to creating social change.

Adam appeared on a variety of morning news networks discussing the state of food insecurity in this country, and has given keynote talks at universities and corporations around the themes of Innovation, Sustainability, and Building A Movement. 


Tuesday, May 16th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Pre-Summit Events: ArCANtecture Competition

Co-hosted by Move for Hunger

Facilitated by Move For Hunger, ArCANtecture Competition is an activation event where teams will compete to see who can build the most creative and architecturally sound structure that fits into a predetermined design theme using the greatest amount of non-perishable food. All of the food used during this event will be donated to the local food bank.

This ArCANtecture session was made possible by the generous support of Target.
Their donation of 2,160 cans and 900 boxed items was used to make the structures
created. All food items will be donated to a local food bank at the end of this event.

Thursday, May 18th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Building Best Practices for Employee Engagement

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

From store clerks to chefs on the kitchen line, employees are the unsung ambassadors with the potential to propel the food waste message across all corners of the supply chain to the forefront of operations. For any waste reduction campaign to be a real success you need to involve all of your team, as it is everyone’s responsibility to make the most from our food.  What approaches can your organization develop to implement effective employee engagement strategies? Fortunately, you do not have to start from scratch. This workshop boils down to an introductory presentation into successful employee engagement models, small group discussions on  ways to implement or build on these practices in their own organizations, and a share-out of learnings and ideas. 

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