Presentation on reducingfood waste set for Friday evening

    SANGERVILLE — “We are throwing away 40 percent of the food we produce while 50 million Americans don’t have adequate access to food,” says Food Shift Founder and Director Dana Frasz, who grew up in Dover-Foxcroft and is a 2001 graduate of Foxcroft Academy.

    On Friday, Aug. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Stutzman’s Farm Cafe, located at 891 Doughty Hill Road and a local leader in sustainable farming, Frasz will give a presentation about her work and hold a conversation about reducing food waste. Brick oven pizza by the slice, desserts and beverages will be available for purchase.
    Trimming waste and diverting food loss conserves natural resources, combats climate change, cultivates more sustainable communities and can create jobs while feeding the hungry. Food Shift works with communities, businesses and government to shift behaviors toward a more sustainable use of food. Food Shift’s programs increase awareness and action around food waste reduction; decrease the amount of edible food rotting in the landfill; and create jobs in the food recovery sector.
    Food Shift is more than a food recovery organization. It is shifting the problem of wasted food into a solution by developing sustainable solutions that address systemic issues behind food waste and hunger. Food Shift provides guidance and promotes food waste reduction as a strategy to benefit the community, save money and alleviate strain on the environment.
    Frasz was selected by Good 100 as one of the top global citizens of 2014 for her work with food conservation.
    For more information, please contact Lesley Fernow at 992-6822 or Rainey Stutzman at 564-8596 or go

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