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Start a Food Recovery Program on Your Campus

Does your campus have a food recovery program to donate the leftover food from your dining halls? If you haven’t heard of one on your campus, your school is probably throwing away thousands of pounds of good food every year!

Donating food that would otherwise go to waste not only feeds hungry people, but helps the environment by reducing food waste, which releases methane, contributing to global warming.

Chapters are the heart and soul of FRN’s grassroots network. Any college student in America can start a food recovery program on their campus – and it’s easier than you may think. The Expansion Team can help guide you through every step of the process. We have organizing tools to help you get started and we even provide mini-grants to cover any start-up expenses!

Please note that FRN only works with college and university students in the United States of America.

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Volunteer on Campus 

Volunteering with the Food Recovery Network is an incredible opportunity to make a huge difference on your campus and in your community while gaining valuable experience and meeting great people. Recoveries are fun and hands-on, and in less than an hour you’ll typically recover enough food to feed between a dozen and several hundred people. All training is provided by our members, so no prior experience is necessary!

Find your school’s food recovery program below to get involved!

Make Your Campus Program an FRN Member

FRN is the largest network of student-led food recovery programs in the country. If you are part of an existing food recovery program on your campus, we would love to have you join our network. Whether you are an established, successful program looking to share your expertise with other schools, or a fledgling program looking for some tips on how to improve, we can help! There is no cost to join, and we provide a range of support to improve your program, including mini-grants, an annual national conference, and connections to other college food waste activists.

Not a Student? Find out how you can get involved with Food Recovery Certified!

If you’d like to join the network, email Autumn Rauchwerk, Director of Expansion!

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