October 12th, 2022


Wednesday 12th October, 2022

Cedar Falls Pizza Ranch, 4302 University Avenue, Suite B 

while our usual location, the Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center, is being renovated.

Food Bank Logistics

Susan will introduce us to the logistics of food movement to support the many programs at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank (NEIFB). For instance, oranges may be in shortage for Waterloo but in surplus in Rockport, IL. Waterloo may have a surplus of lettuce and arranges shipment to Mason City which has a shortage. In her presentation she will address answers to these and other questions:

How are shipments arranged? How are surplus and shortages identified? What transportation concerns arise for perishables? Are there restrictions for trailers that transport food? How are shipments tracked from source to NEIFB? What capacity does NEIFB have for receiving and shipping? What amount of staff and time is spent on loading and unloading food? How does technology enable NEIFB to provide its great community service?

Our Speakers: 

Our speaker is Susan Entriken, the Community Outreach Manager at the Food Bank. She has been

with the Food Bank for 3 1⁄2 years. Susan came to the Food Bank after a Youth Ministry in Hudson for

seven years. She is a mom of three, with her youngest just leaving the nest this fall to attend ISU,

making all 5 of her family ISU grads! Her oldest son is getting married on October 15th, and has

graduated from ISU and currently at Iowa going for this doctoral in Physical Therapy. Her daughter is a

senior at ISU majoring in Elementary Education, Special Education and is also getting married, but not

until August of 2023. Her youngest son is majoring in Ag Business and will be going to basic training

for the Iowa National Guard in January. She and her husband have been married for 25 years and live

in Hudson.

Becca Huber, is Food Sourcing Manager at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank who will help address

some of the specific questions concerning logistics behind the food service.

Dinner Reservations are made via email: reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org

Please make reservations by noon, Monday November 7th, 2022. Guests are always welcome.

You are welcome to make a reservation for dinner or just come to the presentation. A program-only reservation is appreciated for a head count.

Meal: Dinner includes pizza buffet, dinner buffet, sides and dessert buffet.

Each member will pay the Pizza Ranch cashier upon entering the restaurant. Seniors (65+) $15.49,adults $17.22. These prices include the tax.


Dues: Member dues of $20 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (phone 319-277-2312) or pay at the meeting.  email: FriendFamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.