Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Food Recovery Network active on college campuses

We read and hear a lot about locally-based food pantries, but there is a national one worth knowing about. It's called the Food Recovery Network (FRN).

The organization unites students on college campuses to fight waste and feed people by donating surplus unsold food from their colleges to hungry Americans. Since its founding in 2011, FRN has grown to include chapters at more than 95 colleges and universities in 26 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico that have recovered 435,904 pounds of food.

Each chapter works with on-campus dining halls and other, off-campus eateries to divert food from the landfill to community members in need, while also raising awareness on issues of food waste and hunger in America.

The University at Albany is one New York State campus with anFRN chapter. The others are Cornell University, New York University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Binghamton University, SUNY Plattsburgh and the University of Rochester.

Just thought you'd like to know.

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