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Wednesday, October 4 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Food as Fuel for Social Good

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In this panel, we will discuss the work the speakers do to elevate the power of food as it pertains to community, by bringing people together, sharing ideas, acknowledgement through feeding people in need, minimizing waste, and supporting transitional population.

Come meet the organizations that are helping to build a food system that is genuinely sustainable and growing its reach to all the different communities in Washington State and beyond. You can also find out about how to get involved or volunteer.



Moderators
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Amanda Bedell

Co-Founder, NuFlours
Amanda Bedell is the co-founder of Nuflours, a gluten free bakery located in Seattle, Washington. She, with co-founder Phebe Rossi, built the business from the ground up. At Nuflours, Amanda is responsible for long-term and short-term organizational and financial strategy, and overall management... Read More →

Speakers
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Eu-wanda Eagans

Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Harvest
Eu-wanda Eagans’ mission is to make a difference in the lives of people and the communities they live in. Born and raised in Seattle, she had always known about the great work Northwest Harvest does in Washington. Thus, the opportunity to work for the state’s leading hunger relief agency was a dream come... Read More →
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Carrie Ferrence

Executive Director, City Fruit
Carrie brings almost twenty years experience working with small businesses and non-profits to promote resilient and thriving communities. Most recently, she was co-founder and CEO at Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery, which has worked to improve access to good and fresh food inside of... Read More →
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Veena Prasad

Founder and Executive Director, Project Feast
Veena Prasad is the founder and Executive Director of Project Feast, an award winning nonprofit social enterprise. The mission of Project Feast is to empower refugee and immigrant cooks through pathways to jobs in the food industry and to enrich the greater Seattle community through being a platform for cultural exchange. Project... Read More →
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Joe Rieke

Founder, Knowfood
Joe Rieke has worked in the Food & Beverage industry for over 15 years. He worked in and managed both the front & back of the house and opened restaurants up and down the west coast. His most recent venture has been knowfood, a Seattle based not-for-profit, connecting local chefs with food focused classrooms. Knowfood strives to provide connection and opportunity to high school students looking to make a career in the food world. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Washington. He lives with his family in the old-people part of Ballard and likes to run, make... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Level Office 600 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104