FRNds Take Capitol Hill: Lobby Day 2016

This has been a huge year for food recovery. John Oliver made us laugh; the USDA and EPA set goals for our nation; Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin told us to “Just Eat It”; and FRN reached 1 million pounds of recovered food. We think it’s the perfect time for our FRNds to head to Capitol Hill for the first time ever to advocate for food recovery policy on a national scale, so we are doing just that on April 4th!

We have more than 50 amazing FRN chapter leaders confirmed to attend Lobby Day and more than 10 (and counting) Congressional offices for them to meet with. During our meetings, FRN student leaders, national staff, and dining representatives will urge legislators to support Rep. Chellie Pingree’s Food Recovery Act, vote for Rep. Jerry McNerney’s Food Waste Accountability Act, and think deeply about creating new legislation that makes food recovery easier and more enticing. FRN chapter leaders are proving that food recovery is safe and effective across the country each day, and now they’re bringing their experience and energy to Washington.

If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, you still can! Registration for both the NFRD and Lobby Day closes March 16th. If you can’t attend Lobby Day this year, remember that you can always engage your elected officials about the causes you’re invested in. Join us in tweeting at your elected officials on April 4th, and stay tuned to our social media for information about writing senators and representatives as Lobby Day approaches.

We can’t wait to have our #FRNdsOnTheHill for #FRNLobbyDay2016!


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