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Zero Food Waste

"The mission of the Zero Food Waste Committee of SENFC is to raise awareness regarding food waste in the events industry, both in the pre-planning and post event phase, inspire action and lead by example."

This Committee led by Joanna Berens, of the Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean works to inspire meeting and event planners and their vendor partners to incorporate zero food waste practices and food rescue into their events.  The Committee offers guidance on creating a contingency plan in the event of leftover food at key meal functions so that unused food can be donated to a local charity.  Not only can event food rescue help the community in which an organization meets, but it avoids waste and keeps food out of landfills. 

The Zero Food Waste Enthusiasts of the SENFC was launched in 2016 and organized it's first food rescue at the NACE National Convention.  See the video documenting our case study ... Click Here

Here are a few examples of Food Rescue efforts

supported by SENFC members

Meeting Professionals International Sunshine Education Summit

Sawgrass Marriott Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

82 trays of food rescued!

BizBash Live Florida

Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL

39 trays of food PLUS refrigerator contents!

National Marine / Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Hugh's Culinary

25 trays of food rescued!

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