Call for Speakers

Prospective Speakers are invited to submit abstracts. Topics of interest include but not limited to: 

Food Recovery Operations: 

  • Food access and why it’s important
  • What is a food desert and how can food rescue be effective in reducing them in your community?
  • Dignity within donated food
  • Nutrition security
  • Data and how you can use it to improve operations
  • Getting Food Donors to “Yes”
  • Growing your staff
  • Common volunteer issues: how to avoid them and address them when they come up
  • How to grow your active volunteer base

Organizational Development:

  • Fundraising and marketing 101
  • Fundraising and marketing specific topics
  • Creating Impact Reports
  • Growing your funding

External Relations

  • Legislation and advocacy
  • Celebrity supporters: Who, how, what?
  • Creating community partnerships beyond the donor/recipient relationships
  • How to get past exclusivity agreements
  • Calculating climate impact: more than just feeding people

Food Recovery General:

  • Climate impact
  • Food Recovery Trends
  • Global Food Recovery 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Guidelines – Maximum length 100 words 

1. Include: Title of presentation, author name(s), affiliation(s), address, e-mail, cell phone 

2. Content: Keys points that will be addressed and a brief list of “what attendees will learn” 3. Brief bio of author/speaker 

Abstract Due Date:

Abstracts are due June 15th***

Questions? Contact: Jennifer England (Head of Partner Development) at

Submit Your Abstract

Submit Your Abstract

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