FREDERICK, Maryland—Stacy Carroll, an expert in consumer food industries, will give the keynote address at Hood College’s 7th Annual Food Day celebration on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Whitaker Campus Center Commons. Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Carroll, a Frederick resident, is director of sales and partnerships at Hungry Harvest, a produce delivery service committed to reducing food waste and fighting hunger in the U.S. by delivering recovered produce to people. In her Food Day address, Carroll will give an in-depth look at how a college dorm idea transformed into Hungry Harvest, a $10 million business featured on Shark Tank and recognized by the James Beard Foundation.
Carroll has spent the majority of her career consulting for the hospitality and consumer food industries. At Hungry Harvest, she works to connect organizations with impact opportunities for their member wellness and corporate social responsibility programs. Most notably, she forged a partnership in 2017 with the James Beard Foundation to guest educate at their Chef Action Network Boot Camps.
Hungry Harvest recovers produce by using fruits and vegetables from farms and wholesalers that would normally go to waste for cosmetic or logistical reasons. The organization triages, hand-packages and delivers these fruits and vegetables in variety boxes to customers’ homes at a discounted rate. They offer mixed, organic, all-fruit and all-veggie options. Since 2015, Hungry Harvest has recovered and delivered 4.5 million pounds of surplus and imperfect produce, while donating more than 600,000 pounds more to support their food access model, Produce in a SNAP.
This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Hood College Graduate School, HealthyU and the Center for Global Studies. For more information, contact April Boulton at 301-696-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.