News Releases from Region 09
U.S. EPA and San Francisco Department of the Environment Spotlight Super Bowl Efforts to Feed the Hungry
SAN FRANCISCO - On Wednesday, February 3, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will be joined by San Francisco Department of the Environment Director Debbie Raphael, Food Runners Director Mary Risley, and HealthRIGHT 360 CEO Vitka Eisen to discuss local food recovery efforts, which align with the City of San Francisco's zero waste focus, during Super Bowl 50.
Leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, San Francisco will be the site of countless Super Bowl events, with tens of thousands of people enjoying the local cuisine. Food recovery efforts, such as those led by the local nonprofit Food Runners, will help ensure that resulting excess food is kept out of bay area landfills and provided to people in need.
WHO: Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 9
Mary Risley, Founder and Director, Food Runners San Francisco
Dr. Vitka Eisen, Chief Executive Officer, HealthRIGHT 360
WHAT: Super Bowl 50 Food Recovery Event WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
WHERE: HealthRIGHT 360
890 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
WHY: Every year Americans throw away more food than any other type of waste, almost
San Francisco actively promotes food recovery and has implemented mandatory green event and composting ordinances. Food Runners San Francisco recovers 17 tons of food each week and redistributes it to those in need.
VISUALS: Observe volunteers transporting leftover meals to HealthRIGHT 360 for redistribution.
RSVP: Credentialed press who would like to attend this event, or for more information about the event and/or parking, please e-mail Michele Huitric, Huitric.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit EPA's Media Kit at: http://www3.epa.gov/region9/mediacenter/superbowl-50/
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