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Feed More Tech Talks: Early Lessons Learned from California's Mandatory Food Donation Policy

Feed More Tech Talks
Fri, May 20, 10:00 AM (PDT)

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About this event

We have archived this event. You can view the recording here.

What lessons can we learn from California's SB 1383 policy? Guest expert Alyson Schill of Careit reviews the lessons and opportunities for organizations that tackle hunger.

SB-1383 mandates targets that

  • Reduce organic waste disposal 50% by 2020 and 75% by 2025
  • Rescue at least 20% of currently disposed surplus food for people to eat by 2025

Questions to Be Discussed

  • How does SB 1383 aim to reduce edible food waste in California?
  • What's the current status of implementation for SB 1383 across California?
  • What has been your experience with the SB 1383 edible food donation program rollout?
  • What challenges and solutions have you faced during early implementation?
  • How might SB 1383 influence policy in other states across the US?

Guest Expert: Alyson Schill

Alyson is the CEO of the food donation app Careit. Careit utilizes technology to connect the edible surplus food in businesses directly to local nonprofits. It also provides donation data tracking tools for nonprofits, municipalities, and corporations to meet state mandates and corporate social responsibility initiatives. She's passionate about reconnecting all members of a community and healing through food.

Introducing Quad

We want to hear how TechSoup can support the important work done by organizations like yours that feed people in need. We will close the event with an overview of Quad, our new peer-to-peer community and content hub where you can connect with others who are working to tackle hunger.




  • Susan Tenby

    Susan Tenby


    Director of Global Community

    See Bio
  • Aaron Dowell

    Aaron Dowell


    Program Manager, Quad