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November 9, 2020
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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC) and the City of Orlando


Up to 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted, contributing to extensive environmental, economic, and societal impacts. But solutions to the enormous challenge of food waste can create equally extensive benefits, particularly at the local level.

By reducing the amount of food that is thrown out, cities can stabilize their waste management costs and make progress toward climate and sustainability goals. By rescuing surplus food, municipalities can address food gaps in local communities. And by recycling food scraps, cities can minimize what goes into landfills and incinerators.

Through the Food Matters grant program, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will provide extensive technical assistance along with a small amount of funding to support a cohort of 5 cities in the Southeast.

The Food Matters 2020 Southeast Cohort consists of: Memphis, Nashville, Ashville, Atlanta, and Orlando.

This grant will help the city increase awareness around food waste prevention to residents, tourists, city employees, and students and to businesses and facilities via food waste audits. Organics collection in the city will increase and there may be a chance to work with local health inspectors to incorporate more training on food waste and donation.

The term of this agreement will be until June 2021.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: No City fiscal impact. Related expenses will be covered directly by the grantor.

Recommended Action:
Approving the Memorandum of Understanding.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Chris Castro, 407-246-3463
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 10/28/2020 4:14 PM
Budget Outside Routing Approval 10/28/2020 4:14 PM
Grants 10/28/2020 4:17 PM
City Clerk 10/29/2020 3:28 PM

Name: Description: Type:
Food_Matters_Regional_MOU_-_Orlando_EXECUTION_VERSION_NRDC_Signed.pdf Food Matters MOU Backup Material
PRESS_RELEASE_Food_Matters_Southeast_Regional_Launch_20200909.pdf Food Matters Press Release Backup Material
Food_Matters_Briefing_Sheet.pdf Food Matters briefing sheet Backup Material

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