Network to End Hunger expands program into Pasco County to divert food surplus from waste stream

 
TAMPA, Fla. - April 12, 2021 - PRLog -- TAMPA, FL– Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNEH), a tri-county leader in hunger relief, research, and program development, expands Creating a Regenerative Community Food System (CRCFS) program into Pasco County to help divert food surplus from the waste stream, in partnership with the Pasco Food Policy Advisory Council. The program will be a part of the FPAC's Plant for Pasco initiative with hopes to inspire and educate community members to sustainably manage their food, in a more responsible and impactful way.

Launched in 2017 in Hillsborough County, the program allows community members to collaborate by reducing food waste in the waste management system while improving their local communities. Through free educational classes and an easy-to-use food collection, donation and pickup system for excess food or scraps via the "Waste No Food" app, this program will help change food waste behaviors in our community.  Efforts will include increasing partnerships between local farms and non-profit agencies with food needs. This program expansion is presented in partnership with Pasco Food Policy Advisory Council.

Community members are invited to visit the program's website www.networktoendhunger.org for information and tools for diverting food from the waste system, including redistribution and composting. Visitors will learn how they can donate extra food to hungry community members and how easy the composting process can be.

Businesses, agencies, or individuals interested in participating in the #WasteNoFood movement can sign up to donate or receive excess food or food waste via the "Waste No Food" app.

Learn more or find out how you can get involved in the #WasteNoFood movement by visiting www.NetworktoEndHunger.org. The Network is accepting donations online to help support the CRCFS program. For more information, please call (813) 344-5837.

About Pasco Food Advisory Council
The Pasco County Food Policy Advisory Council supports an equitable, resilient, local food system in Pasco County. The FPAC serves at the discretion of the Pasco Board of County Commissioners and provides advisement to the BCC by adhering to its mission of facilitating the review of responsible policies that improve the access to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound and affordable food produced in Pasco County.

About Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger
Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger is committed to ending hunger in Tampa Bay by bringing people together to find solutions that eliminate barriers, increase access and knowledge, and expand the amount of nutritious food available. TBNEH has over 350 members and serves a tri-county area, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties.  TBNEH is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency and relies on its community for support. For more information, visit www.NetworktoEndHunger.org.

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