EPA Administrator Visits Miriam’s Kitchen, Announces Wasted Food Initiative

EPA Administrator Visits Miriam’s Kitchen, Announces Wasted Food Initiative

January 15, 2016

MONDAY: EPA Administrator Visits Miriam’s Kitchen, Announces Wasted Food Initiative

Food Steward’s Pledge engages faith communities on a major environmental, social, economic issue

Washington – On Monday, January 18, U.S. Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Miriam’s Kitchen and Western Presbyterian Church to announce EPA’s new Food Steward’s initiative. The campaign invites faith and community groups to sign a Food Steward’s Pledge, and gives them a practical toolkit so they can help reduce wasted food in their homes, congregation and community.

While at Miriam’s Kitchen, Administrator McCarthy will honor Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service by serving breakfast to the public. She will then help Executive Chef Ciji Wagner cook a roasted pumpkin salad made with “gleaned” food – ingredients saved from the landfill to become part of a nutritious, delicious dinner for those in need.

The initiative is part of a broader agency effort to meet the new U.S. Wasted Food goal: reducing wasted food 50 percent by 2030.

WHO:

Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator
Ciji Wagner, Executive Chef of Miriam’s Kitchen
Laura Cunningham, Pastor of Western Presbyterian Church

WHEN:       

7:15 a.m. January 18, 2016

 WHERE:   

Miriam’s Kitchen
2401 Virginia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037

RSVP:

E-mail Dan Abrams at abrams.dan@epa.gov

Please note that media may not interview guests, or film or photograph faces of guests receiving meals. Camera placement will be discussed upon arrival.

For more information on Miriam’s Kitchen, visit https://miriamskitchen.org/

For more information on EPA’s food recovery efforts and the national goal, visit http://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food

CONTACT:

Mei Powers
Director of Development
Miriam’s Kitchen
(202) 452-8926 x 223
mei@miriamskitchen.org.