We would like to introduce our featured Community Partner for the month of October, our friend Maggie Brown of We Don't Waste.
Maggie is a friend of Fluid Coffee Bar, and a dedicated student at Metro State University. In her spare time, Maggie volunteers for the incredible non-profit We Don’t Waste here in Metro Denver. As part of her desire to affect positive social change, Maggie is spearheading a pilot program designed to help people maximize the nutritional potential of their cupboard.
"We Don't Waste is an innovative provider of food for the hungry and hard-pressed people in Denver Metro. We work directly with our food service partners (restaurants, catering companies, distributors, etc.) to source quality and nutritious food. We have connected with 60+ organizations in the metro area to know their needs and the people they serve, which allows us to redistribute the donated food same-day to whichever groups can best use it--working efficiently and effectively! We now are looking to pilot a program for Community Nutrition to help partner organizations' staff and those they serve better utilize the resources they receive.
The main focus points of this Community Nutrition Pilot Program are:
Food safety and cooking skills (knife and prep pointers, storage, cooking to maintain integrity)
Nutrition awareness (nutrient-dense foods + individual preferences --> build a balanced meal)
Reducing food waste with creativity and composting (improvisation with donated ingredients and responsible disposal of scraps)