From Regina's Desk: Growing Stronger Every Day

 Our FRNds on a recovery at Florida State University, one of our 170 chapters nationwide that are working to make the fight against food waste stronger every day.

Our FRNds on a recovery at Florida State University, one of our 170 chapters nationwide that are working to make the fight against food waste stronger every day.

FRN has accomplished so much in these almost 5 years of existence. The temptation might be to take a break, to slow down and let the accomplishments speak for themselves for a little while. And, if FRN were but one person, that might become a reality. However, FRN is a network blazed all across the United States of students, community partners, sustainability directors, funders, Fellows and alums who are sparked by those ambitious accomplishments and brighten that network all the more. Our pulse is becoming noticeably stronger by those who never before questioned food insecurity. They now stop and think, “How can I provide support to those who do not have enough to eat?” The pulse is so strong, people who never gave a moment’s notice to where their uneaten food goes are now commenting, “Did you know the biggest source of waste in landfills is food?”

At FRN national, we know it’s endless work--there are more partner agencies to identify, more places to call up to recover food, more volunteers to recruit. Your support sustains the movement and quickens that pulse, and it’s working. We are supporting the dialogue shift from food waste to food recovery. YOU are supporting this work.

I’m inspired by all of you, and the following quote sums up how I feel about this intrepid network of leaders:

"COMMITMENT is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. 

It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism."  --Anonymous

Cheers to you, and to 2016 being the year of deeper relationships, achieving our chapter goals and recovering more food.