Friday, September 27, 2013

Food Recovery Project - Phase II

We are delighted to announce that the Women's Giving Circle at the University of Arkansas voted today to fund Phase II of our Food Recovery Project.  Phase II will build upon the work done this past year in moving our community toward reduced food waste and increased food donation to those in need.

In Phase I, we produced legal resources to address concerns about potential legal liability for food donation.  Our publication, Food Recovery: A Legal Guide, by Nicole Civita, has been very well received and is now a resource link for the Food Recovery Network, the Campus Kitchens Project, and others involved in food waste recovery.

Phase II will record and publicize what food recovery activities are taking place in our region. Our LL.M. candidates will interview farmers, businesses and food assistance providers about their food recovery plans, documenting their work. Articles about this work will be published on a new Food Recovery Project blog and provided to the media for maximum coverage.  Models of successful food recovery will be publicized and promoted, encouraging more businesses to engage with this issue. Pictured above, left to right, are UA Chancellor Dave Gearhart, Don Judges, Associate Dean for Graduate and Experiential Learning at the Law School, Susan Schneider, Director of the LL.M. Program, and Melissa Werner, President of the Women’s Giving Circle.

We again thank the Women’s Giving Circle for giving us the opportunity to do this fulfilling work.

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