Save Food, Fight Hunger
29 September marks the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste to recognize the fundamental role that sustainable food production plays in promoting food security and nutrition. To commemorate this day, The Global FoodBanking Network and Champions 12.3 invite you to a unique conversation which will highlight opportunities at all points along the supply chain to simultaneously make progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 – halving food loss and waste (FLW) – and SDG2 – zero hunger at a key moment when food systems are facing historic challenges.
The effects of COVID-19 have created extraordinary pressure on global food systems that has resulted in elevated levels of food loss and waste alongside a tremendous rise in food insecurity. In this session a panel of experts from different actors in the food system will:
- Explore the importance of addressing food loss and waste and hunger and food insecurity in concert, especially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
- With SDGs 12.3 and 2 in mind, highlight what progress has been made to date on food loss and waste reduction, including how food recovery has promoted hunger relief;
- Provide recommendations for how public and private actors can support FLW reduction and hunger relief in the wake of COVID-19, as the world strives to build back better.
- Crispin Sonn, Director, Gamiro Investment Group, South Africa.
- Steve Cahillane, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kellogg Company, USA
- Frans Muller, President and CEO, Ahold Delhaize, The Netherlands
- Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, USA
- Liz Goodwin, Champion, Champions 12.3 and Senior Fellow and Director for Food Loss and Waste, WRI, UK
- María Teresa García Plata, Dirección General (General Manager), Bancos de Alimentos de México, Mexico
- Lisa Moon, President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network, USA
Champions 12.3 is a coalition of executives from governments, businesses, international organizations, research institutions, farmer groups, and civil society dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward achieving SDG Target 12.3 by 2030.
The Global FoodBanking Network is an international development organization committed to nourishing those facing hunger through uniting and advancing food banks. Food banking organizations served by GFN span 44 countries and through food recovery provide meals to approximately 16.9m people facing food insecurity annually.