7:30 AM—8:15 AM Workshop Registration

8:15 AM—8:30 AM Welcome

Marie Fechik-Kirk, Director of Sustainability, Lafayette College 8:30 AM—9:00 AM Workshop Overview

Scope, Goals and Expectations – Why are we all here today?

Melissa Pennington, U.S. EPA, Region 3


The Importance of Workforce Development Building opportunities for local workforce development.

April Niver , Economic Development Director, Office of Congressman Matt Cartwright


Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council Perspective - Strategic hunger relief goals.

Jessica Dokachev, Second Harvest Food Bank


9:00 AM—9:45 AM Making Sense of the Local Food System - Using surplus food and GIS data to analyze local food systems and identify wasted food reduction opportunities and solutions.


Using Social, Environmental and Health Indicators Matt Lee, U.S. EPA Region 3 and

David Zimmerman , Lehigh Valley Health Network


Introduction to Food System Data and GIS Maps Melissa Pennington , EPA Region 3

Food systems data and GIS maps for the Lehigh Valley will be introduced. A discussion will ensue designed to help the participants understand and provide feedback on the data.


9:45 AM—10:00 AM Lehigh Valley Food System and Local Perspective

Data Analysis: Morning Discussion Overview - Workshop participants and subject matter experts will use local knowledge to ground-truth the data to identify opportunities and gaps needed to inform wasted food reduction, recovery and recycling activities.


Guidelines for Morning Discussion of Local Data Mindy Lemoine, EPA Region 3


What can we learn from the data and each other? Participants will learn what is expected of them in this breakout session and dive deeper into analysis of the Lehigh Valley data. Goals and expectations for the session will be set.


10:00 AM—10:15 AM Break and Divide into Groups


10:15 AM—12:00 PM Food Systems Data Analysis: Morning Discussion Groups

12:00 PM—12:15 PM Breakout Session Report Out


Group discussion and integration of morning breakout session ideas to prepare participants for the afternoon breakout session.


12:15 PM—1:15 PM Lunch and Networking
1:15 PM—1:45 PM Focus on Easton

Easton Food Coalition Mapping Project

Susan Dalandan , Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council


Economic Opportunities and Job Creation Tom O’Donnell , EPA Region 3


1:45 PM— 2:15 PM Food Waste Reduction Strategy Development: Afternoon Breakout Overview Luke Wolfgang, U.S. EPA Region 3


Developing integrated strategies to achieve national 50% Food Loss and Waste Goal. Utilizing surplus food data and health, environmental and social indicators, participants will brainstorm actions that use existing assets and resources in Easton Area to prioritize food waste diversion activities.


Guidelines for Afternoon Breakout Sessions Mindy Lemoine, EPA Region 3


How can we use what we learned in the morning session to develop strategies and identify actions to reduce food waste? Participants will learn what is expected of them in this breakout session and goals and expectations for the session will be set.


2:15 PM—4:00 PM Food Waste Reduction Strategy Development: Afternoon Breakout


4:00 PM -- 4:15 PM Breakout Session Report Out

Group discussion and integration of ideas from the afternoon breakout session to highlight best practices and actions that could be implemented to reach the national goal in a localized area.


4:15 PM—4:30 PM Workshop Wrap-Up


4:15 PM—4:30 PM Workshop Wrap-Up

Tom O'Donnell, EPA Region 3

Nancy Walters , Easton Hunger Coalition