This September, an event is happening in downtown Des Moines that is the first of its kind for our state.
The Midwest Food Recovery Summit is bringing together businesses, organizations, and individuals from a wide range of industries for one focus - food. In particular, food waste.
While food waste used to be a topic covered primarily by those in the environmental industry, over the past few years, it has become more of a mainstream conversation. The show Chopped on Food Network has featured food waste as its primary ingredients to be used to make meals. Talk show hosts are talking about it. Companies large and small are making reducing food waste and donating excess food a staple in their business operations. And entrepreneurs have even been featured on SharkTank, and received a deal.