Across the country, our chapters are doing amazing work. As each chapter has a unique relationship with their dining provider and partner agency, all our chapters have their own narratives to reflect on their experiences with FRN. We are so happy to celebrate our chapters by sharing their stories and recognizing them for their hard work. Follow the #FRNSpeaks hashtag to keep up with what our chapters are doing!



“Don’t just learn. Engage.” The motto of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, is certainly an apt description of what the students involved in the school’s Food Recovery Network chapter do every day. Education and engagement stretch beyond the boundaries of the campus to include some thirty cities, towns, and villages in three counties of northeastern Wisconsin, known as the Fox Cities Valley.

Goucher College, PLASE, and Bon appetite

What a single Food Recovery Network chapter can do is limitless, as the Goucher College Chapter in Baltimore, MD demonstrates on a weekly basis. Under the direction of Micah Heaney (in partnership with Norman Zwagil, Food Manager at Bon Appetit Management Company), the chapter is making solid contributions to campus life.

University of Denver, sodexo, and denver rescue mission

What a huge issue surplus food is in our country, but how simple the solution can be! In Denver, the solution started with the ideas and efforts of Paul Sherman, a senior at the University of Denver (DU). Paul has built a three-prong partnership between the DU Food Recovery Network (FRN) chapter, Sodexo; the national food service that provides meals in the university’s cafeterias, and the Denver Rescue Mission, whose Lawrence Street Shelter provides food for 1700 individuals, three times every day of the year.

Carleton College, Bon appetite, and greenville park community school

Northfield, Minnesota is home to the outstanding Food Recovery Network (FRN) chapter at Carleton College.The chapter has seen tremendous growth since its founding in 2013; since then, the number of partner organizations has grown from one to five, and the number of food rescues went from one per week in one dining hall to two per day in two dining halls.

University of South Dakota, aramark, and vermillion welcome table

Senior Hailey Purves has made real progress leading the Food Recovery Network chapter she founded at the University of South Dakota, FRN’s first ever chapter in South Dakota, this past school year (2016-17). With the help of a few fellow students, she has established a strong working relationship with both the university’s dynamic food service provider, Aramark, and a remarkable non-profit partner agency, Welcome Table.

University of hawaii at monoa, sodexo, and institute for human resources

All of our FRN chapter leaders fit the maxim, “If you want to get something done, ask the busy person.” Jenny Park, president of the University of Hawaii at Manoa chapter, is no exception. One would imagine Jenny heading for one of Hawaii’s beautiful beaches during her recent spring break. No, far from it.