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Give Goods: Food Donation and Recovery

Alissa Westervelt

Senior Food Donation Coordinator, donateNYC

Alissa Westervelt is the Senior Food Donation Coordinator for donateNYC, a DSNY program supporting reuse and donations throughout the City. Alissa helped launch the donateNYC food portal, an online tool that matches businesses with excess food to organizations that feed New Yorkers. Since the launch in March 2019, Alissa has facilitated the rescue of over a ton of food and registered hundreds of businesses and non-profits in the program. She has a Master of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from the New School with a focus on food systems. Prior to joining DSNY, Alissa worked throughout the sustainable food world, with experience in restaurants, national distribution, institutional procurement, and coordinating environmental campaigns for food professionals.