City of College Park, MD Declares Official Food Recovery Day

Due to all of the hard work and advocacy of our network, the city of College Park, Maryland - the location of our flagship chapter -  has officially declared June 13, 2017 Food Recovery Network Day, on behalf of College Park, MD mayor, Patrick L. Wojahn. This first-ever proclamation for FRN encourages, “... all of our residents to recognize Food Recovery Network for the significant impact they have made, and continue to make, as a critical factor in the fight against food waste and hunger.”

Our Executive Director, Regina Northouse notes, “This recognition from the City of College Park is special because it gives credit to the tireless efforts of our student-led movement across the country to prevent food waste and ensure food gets to those who need it most. Our students are amazing and it means a lot to be honored in this way.”

In addition to our network’s current summer accomplishments, we have reason to celebrate the accomplishments of last spring: FRN recovered exactly 338,111.34 pounds of food, or 280,822.70 meals. This is, by far, the most food recovered by our network in a single semester. We’re thrilled at how far we’ve come in the food waste fight, and we’re excited about the future of the organization as we continue to advocate, inform, and act on behalf of food justice.

Read the full proclamation below. We would also love to hear from you if you have questions or FRN stories to share!