Food Rescue Tech CEO Joins Two Presidents to Talk Climate Justice


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – On May 6, Food Rescue Hero Founder and CEO Leah Lizarondo will join other global climate leaders to speak on a panel at the opening of Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Leadership women in downtown Washington, D.C. Lizarondo’s panel, which will focus on climate justice, will also feature former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, former President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, founder of Water Access Rwanda Christelle Kwizera and the founder of Women for Women International Zainab Salbi.

Vital Voices is an international non-governmental, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded by Hillary Rodham Clinton that invests in women leaders. Its Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, located in Washington DC’s new “Equality Corridor”, is a one-of-a-kind physical and digital space that will be the epicenter of activity for global women leaders and their allies and a collaborative space for all women – everywhere.

In addition to staff from Vital Voices and the Global Network of Women Leaders, the building will serve as a gathering place for local and visiting women’s organizations with limited resources who need a place to meet, innovate, plan and take action – all in pursuit of tackling the world’s greatest challenges.

A three-day event will launch the building in the nation’s capital. Activities begin Thursday, May 5, with a morning march of hundreds of girls and White House allies to Vital Voices global headquarters to introduce the next generation of leaders.
Confirmed guests (subject to change) include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fashion Designer and Vital Voices Board Member Diane Von Furstenberg, Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, actress-activists Elizabeth Banks and Angelina Spicer, Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad, and others.
“I am thrilled to be part of this celebration of women’s leadership on some of the most pressing issues of our time,” Lizarondo said. “Climate justice is at the heart of our work at Food Rescue Hero, and I look forward to sharing ideas about this work with leaders around the world.”

Driven by the belief that good food belongs in people, not landfills, the nonprofit Food Rescue Hero technology platform enables organizations to launch and scale food recovery. He coordinates the world’s largest network of volunteer on-demand drivers, who transport surplus and donated food from corporations to nonprofits serving food-insecure communities, as well as directly to doorsteps of struggling households. of food insecurity. Active in 16 North American cities, with a goal of 100 cities by 2030, the organization has already redirected over 80 million pounds of food.


About Food Rescue Hero®: Food Rescue Hero turns food rescues into motion. Purposefully designed to automate the time-consuming and logistical challenges faced by food rescue organizations, Food Rescue Hero enables scalable impact on food waste, food insecurity, and climate change. In the United States, up to 40% of the food produced is wasted while one in five people go hungry. Food waste is also one of the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions. Technology-coordinated, community-powered volunteer drivers are alerted when excess food is available nearby to be picked up and delivered to a household in need or a non-profit organization serving people in need. food insecurity. Since launching in 2016, The Food Rescue Hero Network, made up of 16 cities in the United States and Canada, has diverted more than 80 million pounds of perfectly good produce from landfill and mitigated 42 million pounds of CO2 emissions. . Piloted in Pittsburgh, Food Rescue Hero now measurably supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2, 12 and 13, its goal is to expand food rescue to 100 cities by 2030.


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