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.

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Spotlight

Eddie Richard

Richard’s Fruit Market

Eddie Richard of Richard’s Fruit Market sets up the apple display to prepare for students as they line up for apple day.

 Diane Robinson Knapp

Diane Robinson Knapp

 Diane Robinson Knapp, co-chair of the Urban Food Task Force with granddaughter Claire to celebrate Food Day.

 VP Aristide Collins and Chief of Staff Barbara Porter

VP Aristide Collins and Chief of Staff Barbara Porter

VP Aristide Collins and Chief of Staff Barbara Porter show their support for Apple day/Food Day with the George statue.

University Events team

University Events team

Ociola Newby and The University Events team working and having fun in support of GW’s annual Apple Day tradition.

Chef Rob

Chef Rob Demonstration

Chef Rob’s healthy cooking demonstration at the Deanwood Recreation Center for the UFTF/Rodham pop up produce/health screening event.

Chef Rob Donis with Jennifer Hamilton

Chef Rob Donis with Jennifer Hamilton

 University Chef Rob Donis with Jennifer Hamilton, the Seniors Coordinator at DC Parks & Recreation Department display some of the beautiful produce donated to residents for pop-up event.

Urban Food Task Force

Urban Food Task Force

DC Council Member Yvette Alexander(D-7) with GW student volunteers from Food Justice Alliance, Medical Health Sciences, GW Hospital, Center for Civic Engagement, Rodham Institute and the Urban Food Task Force.