6.17.14 Environmental Health & Chronic Disease Prevention (Call 5)

Waste Not OC: Recovering Surplus Food for the Hungry

Call 5 in a 6-month series (Feb-July 2014)

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Dr. Eric Handler, Health Officer, Orange County Health Care Agency

Mike Haller, Food & Pool Safety Program Manager, Orange County Environmental Health

On June 17, 2014, the Healthy Food Systems Working Group hosted the fifth in our series of webinars and discussions seeking to align the work of environmental health and chronic disease prevention to create healthy communities.

This webinar focused on Waste Not OC, a public-private partnership that facilitates the donation of wholesome surplus food from Orange County grocers and restaurants—reducing hunger and food waste in a county that ranks in the top 10 nationwide for food insecurity.

In this collaborative–launched with no funding–public health and environmental health partners educate restaurants and other food facilities about safely donating food and address misconceptions about liability. Medical clinics help connect clients with food resources, using an online map. A nonprofit partner picks up and delivers food to pantries and food banks. And now food business owners are taking a leading role in encouraging donations from their peers.

Presentation slides: Waste Not OC Presentation

Webinar recording on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Udwix4ZfxDc

Three videos were played during the presentation. To view these videos directly, use the links below: