This year Food Recovery Network turned 5 years old! With each new year has come new chapters, sponsors, partners, and accomplishments. By diverting food away from landfills and to hungry Americans, our network of students and partners has made an impact that reverberates across the United States (44 of which have chapters in our network).
Throughout the month of November, FRN’s national team and chapters nationwide will take part in a cherished November tradition, a tradition where people come together to express gratitude and thanks. No not thanksgiving, the other great November tradition: #GivingTuesday!
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Falling on November 29th this year, #GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate generosity after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The generosity that occurs on this day is driven by the power of social media to unite and connect global networks.
What is FRN doing for #GivingTuesday?
This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign looks different from years before. While in previous years we encouraged every student-led chapter to host a fundraiser, this year we’re focusing on strengthening FRN National’s core resources.
FRN is calling on the network to raise $10,000. Our month-long fundraising campaign will start November 1st and last through the global day of giving, November 29th.
Why should YOU participate?
Our student network is growing at an unbelievable pace. Each year we receive applications from excited students hoping to join, and see our network expand. Since FRN’s founding in 2011, we’ve grown to more than 194 chapters in 44 states and recovered more than 1.5 million pounds of surplus food. That is 1.5 million pounds of food diverted away from landfills and donated to the people who need it most.
The beauty of FRN is the collaboration between diverse stakeholders. By bringing together students, hunger-fighting nonprofit partners, and food donors, FRN facilitates meaningful relationships and impactful work. The money raised through this campaign will strengthen and expand FRN’s capacity and impact even more. It will go towards keeping the national office open, continuing to provide fellowships for recent graduates to support students, organizing the National Food Recovery Dialogues annually, and spreading the word about our incredible movement on an even greater scale.
How can you participate?
Help us reach our goal of $10,000 raised by November 29th! Donate here.
If you would like to give a shout-out to a particular FRN chapter type the school name in the "Dedication" field during checkout. The three chapters with the most shout-outs will win funds toward their recovery materials or attending the National Food Recovery Dialogue in April.
Remember: You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things.