Give Goods

Give Goods: Food Donation and Recovery

This panel will bring together experts in the world of food recovery and redistribution in NYC, covering the full process of rescuing edible food from waste and distributing it to networks feeding New Yorkers. Speakers from organizations of different sizes and operational models will discuss and contrast approaches. From citywide transportation networks to hyper-local donations; from a volunteer-driven system to a digital platform, panelists will discuss how resources impact strategy and how each model fills a specific need within the complex context of New York City’s food landscape.


Moderator: Rafael Espinal, NYC Council Member, District 37

Racine Droz, Director, Food Sourcing & Donor Relations, City Harvest

Jenique Jones, Senior Director, Program Operations, City Harvest

Robert Lee, Co-Founder & CEO, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Alissa Westervelt, Senior Food Donation Coordinator, donateNYC