Cities are uniquely positioned to lead the fight against food waste. Addressing food waste helps cities stabilize municipal waste management costs and meet climate and sustainability goals. Expanding food rescue enables cities to address gaps in the nutritional needs of communities. NRDC’s Food Matters project, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, is working with cities and local partners to develop and implement strategies that will drive dramatic, innovative, and system-wide food waste reduction. At the inaugural summit, attendees will have the opportunity both to share experiences and learnings from their food waste work and to learn about work happening in cities around the U.S. The Food Matters Cities Summit will take place on February 12-13, 2019. The first day will focus on the food waste solutions at play in cities, and the work NRDC has done to date. The second day will be geared towards technical actors and experts for the workshopping and sharing of food waste strategies.