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Leftover Food From Falcons Games Feeds Hungry Folks in Metro Atlanta

 

Mitchell Northam
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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In a partnership with Second Helpings Atlanta, the AMB Group has donated 13,250 pounds of leftover food from games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to the hungry. Photo Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

With more than 190 suites in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, there’s a lot of really good food being made during football and soccer games to feed those fans.

But what happens to the grub that isn’t eaten? Is it just thrown away?

Nope. That food is repackaged and donated to those in need of a satisfying meal.

Arthur Blank’s AMB Group, which manages the stadium, has been partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta to create a food rescue program that saves unused high-quality food from those suites. The food is repackaged and delivered to the local community.

The first pick-up of the program happened on Aug. 27, and since then 10 more pick-ups have occurred, which has added up to 13,250 pounds of donated food. That total breaks down to 11,042 meals.

The meals delivered consist of prepared salads, boxed lunches and bakery treats.

Through Second Helpings Atlanta, meals are donated to six partner agencies: Veterans Empowerment Organization, Urban Recipe, Loaves & Fishes, the Salvation Army, True Worship, and City of Refuge. One week’s donation from the stadium to a Veterans Empowerment Organization provided 10 meals for more than 100 veterans.

Meals are also delivered to Atlanta Mission, Atlanta City Baptist Mission, Atlanta Dream Center, Our House, Hope House, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Gateway Center and St. Francis Table.

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Kansas City Chiefs “Go Nuts” Over a Compostable Peanut Bag

Press Release
Aramark, Kansas City Chiefs, BASF, Hampton Farms

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First-of-its-kind environmentally friendly packaging for peanuts debuts at Arrowhead Stadium

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Arrowhead Stadium vendors will begin selling compostable peanut bags to fans in the Chiefs Kingdom on Nov 26.

KANSAS CITY, MO, and PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 14, 2017 – Football season is in full swing and the Kansas City Chiefs are going the extra yard by scoring a major victory for the environment. Thanks to a collaboration between BASF, Aramark and Hampton Farms, Arrowhead Stadium will become the first-ever professional sports venue to sell a pre-packed compostable peanut bag.

The compostable peanut bag is part of the Chiefs’ environmental initiative, “Extra Yard for the Environment,” which is designed to devise and implement new green policies for the Chiefs, while also raising awareness for sustainability efforts at Arrowhead Stadium. Debuting at the November 26th game, the compostable peanut bag will be sold throughout general concessions and in-seat vending, with the goal of expanding to other areas of Arrowhead Stadium following the pilot phase.
Why the need for a compostable peanut bag?

Snack food packaging comes in many different forms. With more than 15,000 bags of peanuts sold in concessions at Arrowhead Stadium each year, the Chiefs approached Aramark, the team’s general concessionaire, about finding ways to further advance the “Extra Yard for the Environment” program and Arrowhead’s waste-diversion methods.

When it comes to selling peanuts, Aramark’s roots run deep. The company’s founder began selling peanuts out of his car in 1932, laying the foundation for what would eventually become snack vending. Aramark now sells more than 1.1 million bags of peanuts annually at sporting events and, once again, is playing a role in transforming how peanuts are sold.

“With peanuts being among the best-selling snack foods at sports events, the introduction of this compostable peanut bag is a potential game-changer,” said Carl Mittleman, President of Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment division. “As the Chiefs partner and a food and beverage services industry leader, we’re proud to be at the forefront of driving innovative solutions that decrease our environmental impact and enhance the game day experience.”

 

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ISSA Member Companies, ISSA, & HSC Earn EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

Northbrook, IL, USA May 13, 2016 ― ISSA member companies; ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association; and ISSA green-cleaning partner, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC), were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award.

The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate commitment to the EPA Safer Choice program and its goal of protecting human health and the environment through the advancement of chemical safety. In addition to related participation efforts, these companies and organizations exhibit exemplary promotion of the Safer Choice label, which identifies products with less invasive ingredients, making the environment healthier and more sustainable for all.

The EPA presented awards to the following ISSA-member organizations in addition to ISSA and HSC:

  • Bissell Homecare Inc.
  • Clean Control Co.
  • The Clorox Co.
  • Jelmar LLC
  • Osprey Biotechnics Inc.
  • Seventh Generation
  • Ecolab
  • Solutex Inc.
  • Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
  • The Ashkin Group

These 12 recipients of this year’s Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award were honored during a public ceremony, May 9, 2016, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

About ISSA
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA includes more than 7,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows, produced in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI, under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN.

ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success through its popular global website, www.issa.com, and by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry. It is through these initiatives that ISSA helps its members demonstrate the true value of clean to their varied constituents.

The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Mainz, Germany and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit www.issa.com, follow ISSA on social media at www.facebook.com/issaworldwide andwww.twitter.com/issaworldwide, or join the discussion at www.issa.com/linkedin.

Contact: ISSA Media Communications & Publications Director Lisa Veeck at lisav@issa.com; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

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