Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center recognized for sustainable practices
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) received national recognition for its Good Neighbor Program, donating unconsumed food to local nonprofits that serve the homeless. Working with Centerplate, the KBHCCD’s food and beverage provider, over seven tons of food has been given to those in need.
“The City of Dallas Convention and Events Services marketing team created the Good Neighbor Program in 2015, as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable practices and waste reduction,” said John Johnson, Assistant Director of Convention and Event Services.
The Convention Center is one of 16 organization recognized by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding participation in their Food Recovery Challenge. Over 950 businesses, governments and organizations participated, diverting 740,000 tons of food, and saving up to $37 million in waste disposal fees.
“Food Recovery Challenge award winners serve as role models in their communities and for other organizations,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Their hard work and effective efforts to divert wasted food from landfills is paying off through social, financial and environmental benefits. I encourage other organizations to replicate the successful food recovery operations of our Challenge winners.”