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Music – Rock and Wrap It Up!

Overview: One hundred and sixty bands that tour and include a stipulation in their contract requiring that food that is prepared but not served is not go into a landfill but is to be picked up for distribution to local soup kitchens.

Tactics:  We meet with band management and they are encouraged to both green their tour and put RWU in their contract language.

Schools – Rock and Wrap it Up! School, and Snack Wrap!

Overview:  Since 1997, over 200 schools nation-wide have started Rock and Wrap it Up! School and Snack Wrap! Programs to empower administration and students to recover food and other assets from their schools.

Tactics:  We identify and vet agencies that are in the position to recover food and assets. We increase food recovery potential by the introduction of the Whole Earth Calculator and associated lesson plans.

Sports – Sports Wrap!

Overview:  Seventy-five sports franchises in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MSL have partnered with Rock and Wrap It Up! to participate in Sports Wrap! Food that is prepared but not sold from home games concessions is recovered to feed the indigent. We work with Delaware North, Centerplate, Aramark and Levy Concessionaire.

Tactics:  We meet with the Stadium/arena Concessionaire and VP/Director of Community Relations for the Sports Franchise arranging recovery logistics.

Entertainment – It’s a Wrap!

Overview:  We work with the film and television industry to green their locations by food recovery. Seventy-five productions have used our services.

Tactics:  We determine if we have the minimum amount of food made available to us at the locations where the projects are being filmed and partner them with local agencies to recover the food. We put freezers in spaces near the kitchens. FoodRecoveryGuidelinesforFilm.

Hotels – Hotel Wrap!

Overview:  The Marriott, Grand Hyatt and Langham hotel chains are partnering to donate toilet paper, tissue boxes, shampoo, conditioner and unopened soaps to keep them out of landfills.

Tactics:  We identify those hotels wanting to further green their properties and partner them with local agencies.

Advocacy

Overview:  RWU wrote the Federal Food Donation Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-247 122 Stat. 2314(2008)) The Act encourages federal buildings to donate food from their restaurants, cafeterias and from outside rentals to feed our nation’s hungry. We launched Hungerpedia.com in late July 2011. The Hungerpedia web destination is a North American compilation of anti-poverty/hunger agencies vetted by RWU to be donated to. RWU launched its Whole Earth Calculator and lesson plans to help teach the next generation about asset recovery planetary pollution prevention.

Tactics:  Agencies that are listed are vetted by Rock and Wrap It Up! must have health certification or safe food handling certification, transportation, refrigeration, cell phones, storage and either have or support on-going anti-poverty/hunger programs

Hospitals – Hospital Wrap!

Starting in Yale New Haven Medical Center, Hospital Wrap! has expanded to four hospitals including those in Dallas Texas, with dozens of new hospitals to come on board by year’s end. Food recovery is coordinated by anti-poverty agencies. Hospital_Wrap_Position_Paper