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From the Johnson County Library website, “Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually, valued at approximately $7 million. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity.
Plenty of seating will be available. For an extra-comfy viewing experience, bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Refreshments will be provided.”
Come join After the Harvest for the following events presented with the Food Policy Council of Johnson County.
Stories of Food Open House • 11 am – 3 pm
This half-day drop-in event helps you discover organizations addressing food waste and food insecurity in Johnson County. You’ll see cooking demonstrations and learn about volunteer opportunities. You can meet artists wrestling with this subject, too.
Panel Discussion • 3 – 4 pm
Join us in conversation with folks from organizations addressing food waste and food insecurity in Johnson County. Following the Library’s previous screenings of A Place at the Table and Wasted: the Story of Food Waste, we’ll learn about the work happening behind the scenes in our community to deal with these important issues.