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Divert Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Innovations in Food Donation and Recovery

Thought leaders to join from Safeway and Albertsons, Central California Food Bank, and Natural Resources Defense Council

Divert, Inc., an impact technology company on a mission to Protect the Value of Food™, will host a virtual roundtable discussion “Innovations in Food Donation and Recovery to Take on the Hunger Crisis” on November 16, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET.

The roundtable will focus on innovations in food donation stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, including new models for food recovery as well as the existing gaps and opportunities for the industry. In addition, panelists will discuss progress as we approach the one-year anniversary of the passing of the Food Donation Improvement Act and what other solutions we need to consider to accelerate change in the industry.

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“The amount of food that enters landfills is staggering, especially when you consider the growing number of people facing food insecurity in the U.S.,” said Ryan Begin, CEO and co-founder, Divert. “Divert is committed to addressing the hunger crisis through our food diversion and donation programs, working closely with our retail customers, food banks, and nonprofits. An important part of that effort is facilitating these critical conversations and bringing people together to tackle how we can further innovate as an industry and feed more people in need.”

The roundtable will feature thought leaders across the food donation and sustainability sectors, including:

  • Sara Osborne, Senior Director of Public & Government Affairs, Safeway and Albertsons 
  • Jaclyn Pack, Director of Food Acquisitions, Central California Food Bank
  • Nina Sevilla, Program Advocate, Food Waste & Food Systems, People & Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Jess Parker, Food Recovery Program Manager, Divert

For more information on the roundtable and to register to attend, please click here.

About Divert, Inc. 

Divert, Inc. is an impact technology company on a mission to Protect the Value of Food™. Founded in 2007, the company creates advanced technologies and sustainable infrastructure to eliminate wasted food, driving social and environmental impact. Divert provides an end-to-end solution that prevents waste by maximizing the freshness of food, recovers edible food to serve communities in need, and converts wasted food into renewable energy. The company works with five Fortune 100 companies and nearly 5,400 retail stores across the U.S., helping food retailers to reach their sustainability goals. For more information on Divert, Inc., please visit

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