Chellie Pingree

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Chellie Pingree

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Dear Colleague:

By now you have received the invitation below to a briefing on food waste solutions. As co-chairs of the House Food Recovery Caucus, we hope that you will join this important discussion on Monday, October 21 at noon in Rayburn 2045.


Chellie Pingree and Dan Newhouse

House Food Recovery Caucus Co-Chairs

Congressional Lunch Briefing:  Food Waste 201

Food Waste Solutions: Industry Perspectives

Monday, October 21, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)


2045 Rayburn House Office Building

45 Independence Ave SW | Room 2045 | Washington, DC 20515


Food Waste Reduction Alliance
, in conjunction with the Congressional Food Recovery Caucus, invites you to the second in a series of briefings on food waste reduction in the United States.

Join us for lunch and hear from experts in the grocery, restaurant, and food manufacturing industry who are tackling food waste daily. This event will highlight what companies are doing to reduce food loss and waste, and how governments, the private sector
and non-profit organizations can work together to reduce food waste on a national scale.

We invite congressional staff and interns to attend this briefing to learn more about the challenges and opportunities surrounding food waste reduction today.


Opening Remarks

  • Kelliann Blazek, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
  • Travis Martinez, Congressman Dan Newhouse


  • Andy Harig, Vice – President, Tax, Trade, Sustainability & Policy Development, Food Marketing Institute
  • Laura Abshire, Director of Food & Sustainability, National Restaurant Association
  • Marisa Golison , Manager, Packaging and Sustainability, Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • Nell Fry, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo North America

To RSVP, please email Kelliann Blazek ( or Travis Martinez (

Lunch will be available from 12:00PM – 1:00pm

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Agriculture, Economy, Environment, Natural Resources

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