FEEDING OUR NEIGHBORS
I am proud to be Community Service Chair for the New England Chapter for National Association of Catering & Events. In 2011 I co-founded and now co-lead our NENACE Feeding Our Neighbors initiative with colleague and friend Naomi Raiselle of Generations CinemaStories. FON is a program created to educate vendors and clients about the law and logistics of recycling surplus event food.
I strongly encourage my clients, colleagues and anyone hosting an event to participate and support FON. Donors and recipients are protected by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, a federal law passed by President Clinton in 1996.
Learn about the Emerson Act, how to support FON and find a Food Rescue Operation in your area by visiting: nenacefeedingourneighbors.org
Photo: FON co-leader Naomi Raiselle, Tasha Bracken of SD Events and myself during food pickup at the home of Ernie Boch Jr., donating to Boston Rescue Mission.