Food Recovery Network is a national nonprofit that unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campus dining halls and donating it to those in need. Our goal is to change the norm from food waste to food recovery in the United States.


Whole Foods market 5% Community Giving Day

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Whole Foods Market in Southern California and Arizona will partner with FRN for their 5% Community Giving Day. Five percent of net sales from 45 Southern California stores and 10 Arizona stores will be donated to FRN to support our food recovery work in these regions.

FRN National representatives and local chapter volunteers will be present at several Whole Foods Market stores in Southern California and Arizona (Tustin, CA, La Jolla, CA, Porter Ranch, CA, Arroyo in Pasadena, CA, Flagstaff, AZ, Tempe, AZ, and Tucson, AZ) to provide shoppers with information about food recovery, waste reduction, and how community members can get involved with these efforts in their own neighborhoods.

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We’re committed to making food recovery, not food waste, the norm in higher education and we’ll provide all of the individualized support each Campus Kitchen needs to ensure their transition is as seamless as possible. We’re thrilled to welcome these food recovery student leaders into our Network of more than 200 Chapters and we’ll work to empower them to continue doing what they do best: recovering and donating surplus food to those in need.
— Regina Anderson, Executive Director of Food Recovery Network

National Food Recovery Dialogue

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further with food: Center for food loss and waste solutions

Further With Food provides comprehensive information about food loss and waste in the United States and solutions dedicated to reducing it. FRN is excited to share our Official Chapter Map on their resource portal! We encourage our FRNds to browse the existing resources. 


FRn Speaks - Celebrating our chapters


FRn Speaks- Celebrating our chapters

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.

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