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Join us for Food Waste Weekend!
Join singers Lauren Speeth and Don Kane for a singalong with the band Commodore Callahan. Then Rev. Speeth will share a message on food waste, ending hunger, and building hope. It’s going to be a memorable night, as Burlingame United Methodist Church takes part in Food Waste Weekend, an interfaith campaign of @ampleharvest rallying faith leaders in helping end the tragic loss of edible and wholesome food that is never consumed. We hope to see you there! Together, we can cut waste and take a bite out of hunger!
Be Part of an Interfaith Wave
An Evening of Hope & Empowerment
Friday Sep. 8, 2017 – 7 p.m.
Burlingame United Methodist Church
Howard Avenue at El Camino, Burlingame
- Join #ministrants #commodorecallahan-celebrate #foodwasteweekend 9/8/17 BUMC
- Want to #endhunger? Find out more at Burlingame United Methodist Church 9/8/17 7pm
About Food Waste
The waste of food is a problem that starts at the farm and ends on our tables. This is not rotting or unattractive food as the term suggests. Rather it is food that the farmer was unable to harvest, the grocery store chose not to sell, the food you throw out because the date on the packaging leads you to think that it’s no longer healthy to eat, the excess food in your garden that has overwhelmed you, the supersized portions of food served in restaurants, the three-day old bread the market throws away when the next shipment comes in, and a lot more.
Why Focus on Food Waste?
All faiths teach about caring for humanity and the world, yet food waste harms both. By taking better care, we open the door for less hunger and malnutrition, better learning outcomes in schools, and fewer diet related diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Less waste means better water and energy conservation, slower landfill use, and even more. And it’s so simple to accomplish. Easy first steps can include signing up your house of worship’s food pantry with ampleharvest.org, to help gardeners share their bounty more easily with the hungry.
Ampleharvest.org helps end waste in a variety of ways, including a website that connects the local overabundance of home gardeners with local food banks, 70% of which are located in houses of worship. Founder Gary Oppenheimer, doggedly determined to move the needle on world hunger in his lifetime, is a winner of the Elfenworks Foundation In Harmony with Hope® Award. Our Center Director Lauren Speeth is proud to serve on the steering committee for this year’s Food Waste Weekend, and our whole team at ministrants.com is proud to be spreading the word. Now, you can, too! Find out more at www.ampleharvest.org and www.foodwasteweekend.org.
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