Food Waste Diversion in Central Iowa

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:10pm to 4:15pm
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Aubrey Alvarez of Eat Greater Des Moines, a non-profit that works to enhance the local food system of the Des Moines Metropolitan Area. Aubrey will discuss Eat Greater Des Moines' work in diverting fresh food from the landfill and towards people who need it. This work is being done to help strengthen access to healthy food in Central Iowa and build a more sustainable food system.

Wednesday, February 26 - Curtiss 0013

3:10 - 4:15 p.m. Presentation with Q&A Session

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Coffee hour with light refreshments

As always, off-campus guests are welcome to join us.

Aubrey Alvarez is the Executive Director of Eat Greater Des Moines in Des Moines. Eat Greater Des Moines started in April 2013 and unites the community in providing quality food access for all. By bringing people to the table, Eat Greater Des Moines empowers partners in the community to connect, support one another, and move ideas into action through information sharing, building relationships, and providing education on the most urgent issues related to food in our community.

Aubrey is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa (bachelor of arts in health promotion) and Drake University (masters in public administration). She is also a member of the leadership team for the Iowa Hunger Coalition, Regional Food System Working Group, and Hunger Free Dallas County Coalition. She also is active in the Iowa Food Waste Stakeholder Coalition, Partnership For a Hunger Free Polk County, and OpportUNITY Food Insecurity Work Group. She is a 2015 graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.