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Our Food Program increases regional food recovery, gets people back to work, feeds the food insecure, and shifts to more resilient community food systems.  

 

This program services Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, prioritizing sourcing from these providers and providing healthy, sustainable, and culturally relevant foods to these communities.  

We partner with experts all along the food system to ensure healthy and sustainable food gets to the people who need it.  

HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE FOOD

Learn more about the impact of our Food Program so far here.
Learn about how we’re empowering a more just, resilient, and self-sustaining food system with the Equity and Climate Marketplace here.

OUR FOOD PROGRAM TEAM

President

JUSTIN ZEULNER

Justin is the Founder and President of
The Wave. A leader, change agent, and innovator in the private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, helping create healthier, equitable, and more sustainable communities across the planet. Justin is a pioneer of the sports greening movement, co-founding the Green Sports Alliance, and establishing the Portland Trail Blazers as a global leader in corporate sustainability. Justin advanced the global work of Vulcan Philanthropy and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation by developing robust philanthropic campaigns and programs, including Smart Catch, a sustainable seafood program developed to increase demand for environmentally-responsible sourced products, while supporting restaurant owners and chefs. The Smart Catch program has been launched nationally by the James Beard Foundation and has over 500 participating restaurants. 

JUSTIN ZEULNER

President

Chef & Food Expert

JEFFREY MORA

Chef Jeffrey is a renowned chef and the Chief Executive Officer of 5 Star Chef and Food Fleet. Jeffrey Mora has been involved in Disaster relief and feeding and coordination going back to Hurricane Katerina working with General Russel Honore in those efforts, since that time he has helped coordinate effort for countless including Hurricane Maria and relief efforts as recently as feedings at the Javits Center in NY last month.His 35 years experiences in the food and beverage industry and his coordination of of 6,000 food trucks nationwide on a day to day basis makes him an expert in these types of efforts. 

JEFFREY MORA

Chef & Food Expert

Communications, Operations, 
& Procurement

KELLEY A. MARTIN

Kelley has over 20 years of experience in pulling everything together to make it work. She has extensive event management and food and beverage experience ranging from company parties to large summit events, including catering, contract negotiating, and meal and menu planning. She holds the tenets of sustainability near and dear to her heart and works on establishing sustainable food and packaging options for events and venues. Kelley has an extensive background in environmental science and sustainability and has founded and led sustainability committees, provided leadership in greening initiatives, and spent time in the field as an environmental scientist. 

KELLEY A. MARTIN

Communications, Operations
& Procurement

Kooskooskie Fish & Alternative Food Systems

KEVIN SCRIBNER

Kevin Scribner has extensive experience
in natural resource planning and management, community cultural development, alternative food systems, ecological restoration and commercial fishing. Kevin commercially fished for salmon in the Pacific Northwest and Bristol Bay, Alaska from 1976 to 1996.
He is developing Forever Wild Seafood, an e-commerce seafood business, and its companion non-profit, the Forever Wild Fund. Kevin is a volunteer with the nation-wide Slow Fish USA movement, and serves on the Slow Food USA Policy Steering Committee and the Slow Food Equity, Inclusion and Justice (EIJ) Working Group, which developed the EIJ Manifesto, https://slowfoodnations.org/equity-inclusion-justice/ Kevin serves on the Policy Council of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, and works with Salmon-Safe, a third-party certifier of fish-supporting land management practices. Kevin represents Salmon-Safe on the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/columbia_river/index.html), serving alongside representatives from many Pacific Northwest Tribes and communities and businesses that rely upon the Columbia River. 

KEVIN SCRIBNER

President

Nutrition Specialist

DR. BETHANY TENNANT

Dr. Bethany Tennant is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Sports Massage Therapist. As a former college athlete, she is passionate about health, wellness, fitness, and natural sports medicine. Her clients include USATF, NFL, NBA, D-League, FIBA, and NCAA athletes. 

DR. BETHANY TENNANT

Nutrition Specialist

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Our Food Program is built on a practice of listening and learning, with insight shared by advisors across the nation.

SEAFOOD PRODUCERS COOPERATIVE

 

SALMON STATE

 

SALMON-SAFE

SALMON NATION

 

ALASKA LONGLINE FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION

NORTHLINE SEAFOODS

MARK TITUS

Eva’s Wild 

JENNIFER DIANOT KEMMERLY

Monterey Bay Aquarium 

JULIE KUCHEPATOV

Seafood and Gender Equality (formerly Seafood Director, Fair Trade USA)

PHIL RIGDON
Yakama Nation 

BOBBY SOPER

Mohegan Gaming 

SPRING ALASKA SCHREINER

Sakari Farms 

REX ZACK

Tribal Fisher 

RANDY SETTLER

Tribal Fisher 

BRIGETTE McCONVILLE

Salmon King Fisheries 

KARIN FOSTER

Foster Ranch 

LATASHIA REDHOUSE

Intertribal Agriculture Council 

EDWARD B. HILL

Black Food 

Sovereignty Coalition

JAIME CHAVEZ

Rural Coalition and
National Latino Farmers
& Ranchers Trade Association 

TYSON RASOR

Ecotrust

JOHN HARENDA

Sodexo 

CHEF HELMUT HOLZER

Certified Master Chef 

JEFF BLOSSER

Washington State

Convention Center 

STEVE BRAGALONE

Seattle Hospitality Group

 

SKIP MARTIN
Perficient Digital 

KEVIN SCRIBNER

Forever Wild Seafood 

PORTLAND TIMBERS & PORTLAND THORNS FC

STEVE SCOTT

Evergreen Aviation
and Space Museum 

SAMATRO DAS

Mattress Firm 

COLUMBIA RIVER INTER-TRIBAL FISH COMMISSION

PACIFIC COAST FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATIONS

JUSTIN BOEVERS

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

 

SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES FOUNDATION

LOCAL CATCH

OUR FOOD PROGRAM ADVISORS

Our Food Program Advisors
1

Commit to healthy sustainable food

5

Waste diversion

Mitigate food waste - reduce waste by increasing food utilization, donate unused food, and compost. 

2

Sourcing

Implement policies and programs that ensure food and beverage purchases meet local, sustainable, and clean-label procurement standards.  

6

Engage your community
and visitors 

Ask your community members, fans, and visitors to join you in these efforts. 

3

Menu Design

Integrate local, healthy, seasonal, sustainable, and regenerative agriculture supply into menus. Incorporate and promote plant-based and/or vegetarian menu choices.  

7

Tell your story 

Make it public: use social media, use signage, make a video, etc. 

4

Preparation

Ensure kitchens maximize food utilization and efficiently use energy and water. 

8

Support and advocate for infrastructure

One of the major barriers to progress on the path to healthy and sustainable food is the lack of infrastructure, such as support for regenerative soil management practices for our regional agriculture and farming.  

ZERO FOOD WASTE

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FOOD & NUTRITION RELIEF

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If you are a business or individual who wants to make a commitment to healthy and sustainable food, we can help.