california state university, fresno

City: Fresno

State: CA

Date of founding: December 2013

Recovery locations: Gleanings, Manchester Farmers Market, Fresno State Dining Hall, Private residences

Partner Agencies: Newman Catholic Church, Bulldog Pantry, Fresno Community Food Bank, Poverello House, Fresno State Student Cupboard

Contact Person: Isabel Hernandez (, (559) 348-3350


california state university, northridge

City: Northridge

State: CA

Date of founding: February 2015

Recoverey locations: Freudian Sip Cafe

Partner agencies: San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

Contact person: Frida Endinjok (


claremont mckenna college

City: Claremont

State: CA

Date of founding: October 2012

Recovery locations: Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Collins Dining Hall, International Festival

Partner agencies: Pomona Valley Christian Center

Contact Person:  Sam Becker (


loyola marymount university

City: Los Angeles

State:  CA

Date of founding:  May 2014

Recovery locations: Roski's Dining Hall

Partner agencies: Venice Community Housing Corporation, Upward Bound House

Contact Person: Maggie O'Neil (


occidental college

City: Los Angeles

State: CA

Date of founding: June 2014

Recovery locations: Marketplace

Partner agencies: The Guadalupe Homeless Project (a program of Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission)

Contact Person: Teagan Langseth-Depaolis (


Orange Coast College

food riders of orange coast college

City: Costa Mesa

State: CA

Date of founding: March 2016

Recovery locations: Orange Coast College Student Cafeteria

Partner agencies: Share Our Selves Community Healthy Center

Contact Person: Roy Duvall (


Pepperdine univerity

food recovery network pepperdine chapter

City: Malibu

State: CA

Date of founding: April 2017

Dining halls recovered from: Pepperdine University

Partner agencies: Greater West Hollywood Coalition

Contact person: Alex Xue (

Pitzer College


City: Claremont

State: CA

Date of founding: December 2015

Dining halls recovered from: McConnell Dining Hall

Partner agencies: Pomona Valley Christian Center

Contact person: Samuel Martin


point loma nazarene university 

point loma frn

City: San Diego

State: CA

Date of founding: December 2015

Food Donors: PLNU Cafeteria

Partner agencies: EJ Independent Living Home, San Diego Rescue Mission

Contact person: Joseph Stoltzfus (

pomona college

City: Claremont

State: CA

Date of founding: October 2012

Recovery locations: Frary Dining Hall

Partner agencies: Inland Valley Hope Partners Emergency Shelter

Contact Person:  Sophie Roe

santa clara university

City: Santa Clara

State: CA

Date of founding: May 2014

Recovery locations: Benson Dining Hall

Partner agencies: Marthas Kitchen

Contact Person: Ashley Ricks (

San Diego State University 

SDSU Food Recovery Network Committee

City: San Diego 

State: CA

Date of founding: November 2016

Recovery locations: Olive Oil Cafe and Alvarado Hospital

Partner agencies: Heaven's Windows

Contact Person:  Becky Pietrenka (

san francisco state university 

City: San Francisco

State: CA

Date of founding: February 2017

Recovery locations: Sodexo City Eats

Partner agencies: Walden House

Contact Person:  Jack Steinmann (

university of california, davis

City: Davis 

State: CA

Date of founding: March 2013

Recovery locations: Segundo Dining Commons, Tercero Dining Commons

Partner agencies: Cesar Chavez Plaza, Davis Community Meals

Contact Person:  Evan Dumas (, (


university of california, los angeles

City: Los Angeles

State: CA

Date of founding: January 2014

Recovery locations: Kerckhoff Coffee House and Bruin Buzz

Partner agencies: New Direction for Veterans

Contact Person: Varun Choudhary (



City: San Diego

State: CA

Date of founding: May 2016

Partner agencies: Triton Food Pantry, So Others May Eat

Contact person: Chaz Woxland (




City: Santa Cruz

State: CA

Date of founding: April 2016

Recovery locations: New Natives Farm, Happy Boy Farm

Partner agencies: Nueva Vista Community Resources

Contact person: Brandon Naraghi (


university of the pacific

City: Stockton

Date of founding: October 2014

Recovery locations: University Of The Pacific, Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch (RKR); Collin's College, DeRosa University Center,

Partner agencies: Gospel Center Rescue Mission, Salvation Army at Ontario,

Contact Person: Ivan Mier  ( )


university of san francisco

City: San Francisco

State: CA

Date of founding: May 2014

Recovery locations: USF main dining hall

Partner agencies: Dore Clinic

Contact Person: Maggie Shugerman (


university of southern california

trojan food recovery network

City: Los Angeles

State: CA

Date of founding: October 2015

Partner agencies: Food Forward

Contact Person: Natasha Piñon (, (

west hills college lemoore

Eagle Pantry Club

City: Lemoore

State: CA

Date of founding: October 2014

Recovery locations: Alpha Dog

Partner agencies: Eagle Food Pantry

Contact Person: Janet Valencia (

West Hills College Lemoore Eagle Pantry

Poets Food Recovery Network

whittier college

Poets Food Recovery Network

City: Whittier

State: CA

Date of founding: February 2013

Recovery locations: Bon Appétit - Whittier College

Partner agencies: St. Matthias Church

Contact person: Christina Fong (

Awards: Student Organization of the Year, Social Justice Coalition Organization of the Year, and Outstanding Service Collaborator (2018)