Mosaic Will Make Special Presentation to Local Food Banks
In the U.S., including Florida, one in six people struggles with hunger, and more than 850 million people around the world don’t know where they will get their next meal. As the world population continues to increase, food security is becoming a growing concern. To raise awareness about this critical issue, The Mosaic Company is hosting a Hunger-Relief Forum to spearhead a regional conversation about hunger relief efforts and the need to create a sustainable food supply.
By uniting community leaders and organizations throughout Central Florida, Mosaic intends to ignite community dialogue about food security and the valuable roles various community organizations, companies, educators and industries can play in providing solutions.
The forum will feature keynote speaker John Stanmeyer, who will share photos and insights from his travels as a National Geographic photographer documenting the global food crisis.
The program will also feature a live panel that will discuss meeting the challenges facing our local food supply. Panelists will include:
· Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding America Tampa Bay
· Patrizia La Trecchia, Ph.D., associate professor at University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability
· Rebecca Brislain, executive director for Florida Association of Food Banks
· Neil Beckingham, sustainability manager for The Mosaic Company.
Food banks from across the region will be recognized for their efforts with a special presentation by Mosaic.
Friday, July 26
Florida State Fairgrounds Florida Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Entrance
4800 Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610
About The Mosaic Company:
The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at www.mosaicco.com.