Fighting food waste since 2011.
For the past eight years, Cam and Mia have been on a mission to reduce food waste in America. Since founding Eatable in 2016 they've worked with restaurant and foodservice industry leaders in food waste reduction to develop their waste reduction and diversion programming. Previously, as college students they cofounded Food Recovery Network, a national nonprofit that has empowered college students on over 200 college campuses across the country to recover and donate over three million pounds of perfectly good surplus food.
Cam Pascual, principal
Cam leads our waste measurement and zero waste programming, and extracts actionable insights from client waste data: from conducting waste sorts to characterize waste streams at Compass Group to analyzing data to explore Darden Restaurant's 16-years-running food donation program. Previously, Cam served as Food Recovery Network's first Director of Innovation and Operations where she built partnerships and initiatives that kept FRN at the forefront of the food recovery space, and shared her FRN story in a TEDx Talk. She holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Maryland with a minor in international development, and loves storytelling at the intersection of science, art and data.
Mia zavalij, principal
Mia directs our food recovery programming and serves as Communications Director. Mia also shares stories of food waste leaders in communities across the country through our blog and Twitter, and collaborates with anti-hunger community partners. Mia was Food Recovery Network's first Director of Development and has raised over $1 million in funding for the organization. She studied Anthropology and minored in Sustainability at the University of Maryland, and is passionate about understanding how our culture plays a role in sustainability; from looking at how much food we waste as a society to what motivates communities to take action on an issue.