Each year, up to 40% food in the United States is not eaten from production to plate contributing to the largest source of waste in our landfill (organics) and the second largest source of anthropogenic methane gas in California. All the while, there are 1.5 million Los Angelenos who are food insecure. Our guests are working to build healthier food environments and resilient communities by improving our regional food economy and making good food accessible to all.
Host: Jessica Aldridge, Adventures in Waste and co-founder SoCal 350
Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council. The Los Angeles Food Policy Council is a collective impact initiative working to build a Good Food system for all Los Angeles residents — where food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable. In her role as Executive Director, she supports and collaborates with a large network of public, private, non-profit and community leaders to catalyze policy and systems change for a sustainable and fair food system.
Jose Ramirez, Executive Director, Saint Francis Center Los Angeles.
For 45 years, St. Francis Center provides hunger relief to homeless and extremely low-income families and individuals in Los Angeles. In his role as Executive Director, he has provided the leadership necessary to help the Center expand its services and continue serving more communities in need.
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