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Venue: A private dining room in the CBD

23rd March 2018 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm

$80.00 (inc. GST)

Bookings Close: 19th March 2018

The food waste warrior

Members Lunch with Katy Barfield

23rd March 2018

Katy Barfield, Founder of Yume 

Katy Barfield is Australia’s leading food waste warrior, as well as being a advocate for reducing food waste, she has dedicated the past 10 years to changing the way we dispose of produce. As the Founding CEO of food rescue organisation SecondBite, she led the organisation through a period of intense growth and expansion on an unprecedented scale, from collecting around 600kg of fresh produce in 2005 to redistributing over two million kilograms in CY 2012, to community food programs in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and NSW.

Determined to find a way to let everyone be part of the food waste solution, Katy created Yume in 2014 to upscale the food waste reduction effort, and thereby revolutionise the existing food supply industry.

With the food savings from landfill, the waste reduction effort has an estimated environmental impact over the next five years that will equate to:

20,140 cars off the road
216,506 refrigerators running
59,756 people’s individual domestic water usage

With the population set to reach 9.7 billion in 2050, something needs to be done in order to ensure our food system can feed everyone and not have such a devastating impact on the environment.

Katy holds a Master of Arts and is a Graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship. In 2017, Katy received the Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year Award in the For-Purpose and Social Enterprise category.

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