2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Jennifer England

Senior Director of Partner Success

412 Food Rescue & Food Rescue Hero


Jennifer comes to 412 Food Rescue with experience in several sectors. After pursuing a PhD in History, she switched gears and worked in communications for more than a decade. Putting her storytelling abilities to work, she served as  a media consultant working with businesses,
advocacy groups, unions, and nonprofits helping them tell their stories to media on a local and national stage. Jennifer has also dedicated herself to justice and the community through board service for a number of amazing organizations, including the League of Young Voters, Best Buddies Foundation, Grow Pittsburgh, New Leaders Council, and several board committees for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. She also co-founded the nonprofit project On the
Spot to supply feminine hygiene products for girls in local schools who struggle to meet this need. In her off hours she is a passionate food enthusiast. Her work as Program Director of Food Recovery Operations at 412 Food Rescue combines her passions for food, economic justice, community service and environmental responsibility


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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