#28: Feeding the Line While Shortening the Line with Kait Bowdler

Today, we talk with Kait Bowdler, the Director of Sustainability at Philabundance, about the role sustainability can play in ending hunger.

Philabundance is a Philadelphia based organization that serves more than 90,000 people each week, making it Delaware Valley’s largest hunger-relief organization. Kait leads the charge to rescue 12.1 million pounds of food each year from the Philadelphia area retail locations. 

Kait Bowdler has worked in nonprofits since high school including AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and DC Central Kitchen. She understands that solving the hunger issue doesn’t just mean giving people food but it takes organizations working together to change people’s situations. She also knows the importance of sustainability, finding ways to utilize all parts of our food sources and the value of tailoring solutions to each community.

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Philabundance – Abundantly Good Program

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SPONSOR: Feast Portland

Feast Portland is a food and drink festival in Portland, Oregon that celebrates the incredible food, wine, beer, and chefs of the Pacific Northwest while also raising money to help end hunger in Oregon and beyond. To date, Feast has raised more than $450,000 for hunger relief organizations, including Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, Urban Gleaners, and No Kid Hungry.

Kait Bowdler, Director of Sustainability at Philabundance, discusses Feeding The Line While Shortening The Line