2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Jason Hatcher

Account Manager, Supply Chain

Feeding America


Over the last decade Jason has been supporting hunger-relief efforts and developing synergy for programs and partners. Starting with on the ground work as a food bank operator, Jason has seen first-hand the amount of food wasted and complexities of ensuring safe food rescue operations. During his time at the Feeding America National Office, Jason has partnered with national donor partners from design stage to execution of their food waste diversion and food rescue programs. Most proudly, he has worked closely with Starbucks’ FoodShare program through several innovations to create a robust system of donation that is available at all US company owned stores. “A hunger-free world is a global climate change solution, and I fully believe we have the capability to achieve that.”


Wednesday, May 17th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Innovate to Elevate: The Latest and Greatest in Food Recovery

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

Salvaging surplus food and redistributing it can ensure that food ultimately goes towards serving its highest purpose of feeding people. However, just 3% of surplus food ends up being donated, and most food donations are of processed, shelf-stable items that are easier to transport and store. As a result, many food relief agencies end up purchasing fruits, vegetables, and other perishables rather than rely on donations. What solutions can help further the rescue of high-quality, nutritious food and increase the capacity of food relief agencies to get it to the people who need it most, and in a dignified manner? Through a series of Pecha Kucha presentations, this session will highlight the latest and greatest happenings and resources in food recovery.

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