Image of the Tempietto in Kogan Plaza during cherry blossom season

Food Task Force

Welcome, and thanks for your interest in the Urban Food Task Force at GW! The Urban Food Task Force is an initiative of George Washington faculty, students, staff, and volunteers who share an interest in healthy eating, sustainable food production, and food policy.

Participate in GW’s Food Day activities, a weeklong extravaganza of city-wide activities to broaden the mind and body.

Cooking With Chef Rob

University Chef Robert Donis stars in a series of videos that teach you how to make simple, healthy meals on your own.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GW Day @ National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street, NW

National Geographic Museum will provide free admission to GW students, faculty and staff with GWorld cards. As part of their Future of Food initiative this year, National Geographic Museum will host an exhibition entitled  “Food: Our Global Kitchen”  it will explore the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork.

Thursday, October 23

Fed-Up Screening
Marvin Center Amphitheater, 3rd floor
6 - 8 pm

From executive producers Katie Couric and Laurie David, the film Fed-Up examines America’s food system and the government’s policies on food additives. Watch the film and participate in a Q & A with Laurie David afterwards. Space is limited. Reserve your seat.

Friday, October 24

Kogan Plaza
Noon - 2 pm

GW’s Annual Apple Day
Celebrate our annual tradition by picking up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and in Kogan Plaza.

Food Day
A nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.  Participate in activities throughout the week on campus and city-wide on 10/24.

Sneaker Day Walk  
Lace up your sneakers and make a commitment to live healthier! Join us for a healthy walk around campus. Sneaker Day encourages GW faculty and staff to incorporate more physical activity into their day. More information and to register for the Sneaker Day Walk on Oct. 24. 

Saturday, October 25

Pop-up produce Market & Health Screening Fair
Deanwood Recreation Center
1350 49th Street, NE
11 am - 1:30 pm

The Urban Food Task Force in coordination with GW’s Rodham Institute and the GW Healing Clinic of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences will provide a seasonal produce giveaway, a cooking demonstration and health screenings including a tour of the Mammovan. Free to the community. Email for questions and volunteer opportunities.

January 21 - 22, 2015

First Ever Food Tank Summit in partnership with The George Washington University
Washington D.C.

Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington (GW) University, is excited to announce the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit! This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for TEDx style panels on topics including; food waste, urban agriculture, family farmers, farm workers, and more.


Apple Crunch Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

The GW community picked up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Food Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

From left to right: Dawnita Altieri, President Knapp, Diane Knapp, Jose Andres and Lilia Smelvoka

Apple Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

Pick up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Proud to be GW festival

Proud to be GW

George and the Urban Food Task Force at the "Proud to be GW" Employee Appreciation Festival

Adele Ashkar

Photo: Expo 1

Professor Adele Ashkar discussing the Solar Decathlon project with student Katherine Berry, CCAS '13

Diane Knapp

Photo: Expo 2

Diane Robinson Knapp, M.S.

The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens

Photo: Expo 3

Panelists from The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens. From left to right: Dr. Hartmut Doebel, Professor Adele Ashkar, Katherine Berry CCAS '13, Valerie Zweig of VSAG.

Thomas Reed

Photo: Expo 4

Thomas Reed discussing Dr. Michael Compton's research with Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos.

Students at Expo

Photo: Expo 5

Students exploring the Expo's research showcase in Continental Ballroom.

Milken Institute School Graduate Students

Photo: Expo 6

Milken Institute School graduate students presenting research.

GroW Garden

GroW Garden

The GroW Garden is a collaborative project that brings together students, faculty, staff and the community to engage in growing food in an urban environment.