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For Release: Monday, February 10, 2020

Media Advisory for Tuesday, Feb. 11

DEC to Make an Announcement at Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos will make an announcement at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Commissioner Seggos will be joined by Feeding New York State Executive Director Dan Egan and Mark Quandt, Executive Director of the Regional Food Bank.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 11, at NOON

WHERE: Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 965 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
Attendees should enter the Food Bank through the front door and wait at reception.

Wasted food has significant environmental, social, and economic impacts and DEC works to support food relief organizations by improving food rescue efforts and diverting food scraps from disposal in landfills. Reducing the landfilling of food scraps is also recognized as a valuable mitigation measure in the state's ongoing fight against climate change.

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