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Food Recovery Network Partners with Whole Foods Market in Southern California, Arizona for 5% Community Giving Day

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND —  October 9, 2019 —On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Whole Foods Market locations in Southern California and Arizona are partnering with Food Recovery Network (FRN) for their 5% Community Giving Day. Five percent of net sales from purchases at forty-five stores in California and ten stores in Arizona will be donated to Food Recovery Network to help expand food recovery and food waste reduction efforts in those areas. Currently, there are fourteen Food Recovery Network chapters on college campuses in Southern California and three chapters in Arizona. Each chapter works to recover perfectly good surplus food from their dining halls and local restaurants. The recovered food is then donated to a nonprofit partner agency that distributes the food to those who need it most in their communities such as homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and churches.

 
 
 
 
 

Food Recovery Network Announces New Partnership with Hungry Harvest

COLLEGE PARK, MD —  September 19, 2019 —  Food Recovery Network and Hungry Harvest are proud to announce a new partnership to expand their mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity. Their shared values and goals provide a natural partnership between the two organizations that tackle these problems, albeit in different ways. Food Recovery Network (FRN) empowers students and businesses to recover surplus food from their cafeterias and dining halls and donate it to hunger-fighting nonprofits. Hungry Harvest recovers farm fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste due to farmer surpluses or for failing to meet arbitrary cosmetic standards and pack it into variety boxes to deliver directly to customers’ homes. 

 

Food Recovery Network and Campus Kitchens Project Unite to Expand Student-Led Food Recovery

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — September 4, 2019 — Food Recovery Network (FRN) and Campus Kitchen Project (CKP) are uniting to expand food recovery to colleges and universities across the nation. Starting in August, Campus Kitchens Project and Food Recovery Network will begin transitioning Campus Kitchens Project Chapters to Food Recovery Network Chapters. This strategic transition will align student-led food recovery efforts with a single, strongly positioned national organization and set up Food Recovery Network, individual Campus Kitchens, and the wider food recovery movement for lasting success.

National Association of Realtors Partners with Food Recovery Network

CHICAGO (August 13, 2019) – During its annual Leadership Summit in Chicago, the National Association of Realtors® today announced a new commitment to fight hunger, as NAR will ensure all future events and meetings are Food Recovery Verified. Working in partnership with FRN, a national non-profit committed to fighting food waste and hunger through food recovery, NAR has asked the 1,200 local and state Realtor® associations around the country to “take the pledge” and join to help multiply the effort.

Food Recovery Network Hits New Heights: Three Million Meals Donated

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — July 15, 2019 — Food Recovery Network (FRN) recently surpassed another milestone for the food recovery movement: three million meals donated to those in need across the country. Since its founding in 2011, Food Recovery Network’s mission has been twofold: to prevent food waste and alleviate hunger. Student volunteers at chapters on college and university campuses across the country have helped FRN achieve this mission year after year by recovering perfectly good surplus food from college and university dining halls, as well as surrounding restaurants, and donating the recovered food to hunger-fighting nonprofits.

New York City Summer Party to feature James Beard Foundation-recognized chefs from cities around the country, and a Full-Use Kitchen experience

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — June 27, 2019 — The James Beard Foundation's Taste America® culinary pop-up series presented by Capital One® returns July 24 at Tribeca 360° in New York City with experiences crafted by James Beard Award winners, nominees, and participants in the Foundation's mission-forward Impact programs.

Food Recovery Network Partners with Whole Foods Market in Florida for 5% Community Giving Day and Raises $158,832

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA —  April, 25, 2019 — On Thursday, April 18, 2019 all twenty-nine of Whole Foods Market’s locations in the state of Florida donated 5% of their net sales to Food Recovery Network (FRN) as a part of their 5% Community Giving Day. These funds will go to expand FRN’s ability to reduce food waste and alleviate hunger in Florida. Food Recovery Network currently has eight official chapters and three Chapters in Progress (CHIPs) in the state of Florida.

Food Recovery Network Executive Director, Regina Anderson, Member of a Panel at South by Southwest

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Apr. 10, 2019 — On March 13th, Regina Anderson, Executive Director of Food Recovery Network (FRN), sat on a panel titled “Cultivating the Next Generation of Food Leaders” at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. The panel was stacked with leaders from across the food industry, including Haile Thomas, founder and CEO of Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth (HAPPY); Tony Hillery, founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown. Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank, moderated the panel.

Food Recovery Network’s Regional Summits: Local Events with National Impact

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND - Mar. 29, 2019 - Food Recovery Network (FRN) and the nine 2019 Regional Outreach Coordinators (ROCs) are hosting five regional summits in the DC metro area, St. Petersburg, FL, Minneapolis, MN, Denver, CO, and Los Angeles County, CA.  ROCs are student and alumni leaders who organize regional summits, which are spaces for community involvement.

Food Recovery Network’s Board of Directors Gain Two New Voices

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND - Feb. 15, 2019 - Food Recovery Network (FRN) is proud to announce two new additions to its Board of Directors: Pete Ashi, Vice President of Sales, P&C Insurance at EXL Service, and Tina Galbraith Gooch, Privacy Counsel at AT&T. Executive Director of FRN, Regina Northouse, asserts, “over the past seven years, FRN transformed from a student-led club to a national nonprofit leading the charge to reduce food waste from occurring at the outset…

Food Recovery Network Recovers 33,000 Pounds of Food in One Day

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  - Feb. 4, 2019 - Food Recovery Network (FRN) made history by recovering 33,273 pounds of food in one afternoon - their largest, single-day food recovery to date! The Winter Fancy Food Show, hosted by Specialty Food Association (SFA), is an annual event that brings specialty food retailers and distributors together for three days to network and discover the latest and greatest specialty food products available…

FRN Reaches Milestone: Three Million Pounds of Food Donated

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Nov. 20, 2018 — Food Recovery Network (FRN) has reached another exciting milestone: three million pounds of food recovered and donated to those in need. Three million pounds of food is equivalent to 2.5 million meals donated to food insecure individuals at hunger-fighting nonprofits, such as homeless shelters, soup kitchens and community centers, across the country. Three million pounds of food recovered also means 2.6 million kg of CO2 emissions were prevented from harming the environment…

Food Recovery Network’s National Board Welcomes New Member and New Board President

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — August 27, 2018 — Food Recovery Network (FRN) is proud to announce that Perteet Spencer is assuming the role of President of the National Board of Directors. Spencer joined the FRN Board of Directors in 2018. Ernie Minor, who has been on FRN’s Board since 2014 and served as the President since 2015, is stepping down from his position after three years in this role. He will continue on as a member of the Board. Additionally, the Board welcomes  new member, Dr. Jennifer Schmitt, the program director and lead scientist for the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Schmitt joined the board in July of this year…

School District in Aurora, IL Celebrates Third Year of Food Recovery Verification

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — June 4, 2018 marks the start of the third year East Aurora School District 131 has been Food Recovery Verified. Food Recovery Verified (FRV), a program of Food Recovery Network (FRN), is a third party that verifies that food businesses donate their surplus food at least once per month to hunger fighting non-profits…

 
 

SECRETARY PERDUE COMMITS TO PRIORITIZING FOOD WASTE SOLUTIONS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hosted a food waste roundtable with Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-1) and David Young (IA-3), food industry leaders, and non-profit groups at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today. This roundtable, the first of many USDA public events on food waste, serves as an opportunity to raise awareness while discussing solutions with leaders throughout the entire food supply chain…

FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK HOSTS NINE REGIONAL SUMMITS ON FOOD WASTE AND HUNGER ACROSS THE COUNTRY

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND – Food Recovery Network (FRN) and the ten Spring 2018 Regional Outreach Coordinators (ROCs) are hosting summits every weekend from April 6th to May 5th in nine cities across the country. These summits will provide college students with the opportunity to have conversations with FRN National and other students in the region that go beyond a surface-level understanding of the issue and apply their knowledge to local problems around food waste and hunger…

FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK INTRODUCES NEW CLASS OF TEN REGIONAL OUTREACH COORDINATORS

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Food Recovery Network (FRN) is excited to introduce the Spring 2018 cohort of the Regional Outreach Coordinators (ROCs) program. ROCs provides FRN student leaders with the opportunity to engage meaningfully with FRN National and FRN chapters in their geographic region through a local summit. Ten ROCs will represent five regions: the West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, South, and Northeast.

ORGANICS INDUSTRY MARKETING PROFESSIONAL, PERTEET SPENCER, JOINS FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK'S NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Food Recovery Network is proud to announce that Perteet Spencer, Principal, Brand Growth Solutions at SPINS, has joined the National Board of Directors. FRN is honored to welcome Spencer, an accomplished food industry professional who brings years of sales and marketing experience as well as a passion for making an impact on food waste to her role on the Board.

FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK REACHES TWO MILLION MEALS RECOVERED FOR THOSE IN NEED

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Food Recovery Network is excited to announce that our movement has recovered more than two million meals for those in need. This major milestone was made possible because of our student leaders across the country who recover surplus food that otherwise would have gone to waste from dining halls and other locations and deliver it to hunger-fighting partner agencies in their communities.  

STUDENT LEADERS AND FOOD RECOVERY STAKEHOLDERS GATHER IN WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL FOOD RECOVERY DIALOGUE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Food Recovery Network will host the second annual National Food Recovery Dialogue (NFRD) from November 4 to 5, 2017 at the University of the District of Columbia. This conference will assemble hundreds of student leaders and food recovery stakeholders from across the country to discuss solutions to hunger and food waste in America. Attendees will participate in various workshops, panels, presentations, and activities to inspire and promote practical solutions to address food waste and hunger head-on.

THE WINE rayzyn companY Partners with Food Recovery network TO LAUNCH THE RESCUE RAYZYNS™ CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL WILDFIRE RELIEf

NAPA, CALIFORNIA — With many vineyards completely destroyed by the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma County, Food Recovery Network and The Wine RayZyn Company have partnered to repurpose unharvested wine grapes from vineyards affected and turn them into Rescue RayZyns™.  

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND JOINS FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK TO PROVIDE HURRICANE RELIEF AND LOCAL FOOD ACCESS

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — The University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement and the University of Maryland Alumni Association will partner with Food Recovery Network (FRN), Amp Your Good, and the #GiveHealthy Movement to alleviate food insecurity in Prince George's County and provide food supplies to areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma,and Maria. 

Partner at sidley austin, llp food and drug practice joins food recovery network's board of directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Food Recovery Network (FRN) is proud to welcome Bill McConagha, partner at the Sidley Austin, LLP Food and Drug practice, as the newest member of its National Board of Directors. Ernie Minor, President of FRN's Board of Directors, noted that McConagha is the fourth exciting new addition to the board in 2017...

Riverdale Park Whole Foods Market Partners with Food Recovery Network for Day of Community Giving

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — The Whole Foods Market in Riverdale Park, Maryland has chosen Food Recovery Network (FRN) as the nonprofit organization to benefit from their Community Giving Day. On Thursday, August 31, five percent of the Whole Foods Market location’s net sales will be donated to Food Recovery Network, supporting the organization’s work to fight food waste and end hunger.

Food Recovery Network Launches Student and Alumni Advisory Board

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Food Recovery Network, America’s largest student movement against food waste and hunger, has selected 13 passionate and dedicated leaders from a diverse array of backgrounds and locations for its inaugural Student and Alumni Advisory Board (SAAB). This new board was assembled as a response to students’ requests to be more involved with FRN, both during and after their college experiences.

Food recovery network receives grant from taproot foundation

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Food Recovery Network is pleased to announce it has received a Program Services grant from Taproot Foundation. FRN plans to add more sophisticated metrics to both qualitative storytelling and quantitative data to support communications that inform, inspire and engage staff, chapter leaders, volunteers, dining hall staff, partnering agencies and donors as well as increase collaboration between chapters and the National office.

Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Sodexo North America Joins Food Recovery Network’s National Board of Directors

WASHINGTON,D.C.— Food Recovery Network (FRN) welcomes Ted Monk, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Sodexo North America, to the National Board of Directors. Executive Director Regina Northouse explains how the addition of Mr. Monk to the Board “is a testament to the strength of our relationship with Sodexo, as we continue to think of more ways to support communities to get food into the hands of those who need it most.”

FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK REACHES 2 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD RECOVERED FOR THOSE IN NEED

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Food Recovery Network has officially recovered over 2 million pounds of surplus food, that would have otherwise gone to waste, for those in need. FRN is a network of college students across the country who package perfectly good surplus food from their campus dining halls and surrounding businesses. The collective commitment of these students to fighting food waste and hunger enabled  FRN to achieve the biggest milestone since recoveries began.

 

Pittsburgh to host student-led food waste activities on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — In celebration of Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, Pittsburgh will be home to a series of activities focused on identifying causes and solutions to America’s food waste problems, led by student leaders from across the country who have gathered in the Steel City to compete at an annual national scholarship competition.

 

FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK AND MOVE FOR HUNGER JOIN FORCES TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE AND FIGHT HUNGER ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

COLLEGE PARK, MD & ASBURY PARK, NJ Food Recovery Network, the largest student-led movement fighting food waste and hunger in the United States, and Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste, are partnering to collect unused, non-perishable food from students on move-out day at six college campuses this spring. This unique event, Move Out For Hunger, marks the first collaborative effort between two organizations who provide sustainable solutions to food waste and hunger in the United States.

 

MOM’s Organic Market CFO and Bon Appétit Management Company Food Waste Expert Join Food Recovery Network’s Board of Directors

WASHINGTON,D.C .— Food Recovery Network (FRN) is proud to announce two new additions to its esteemed Board of Directors: Kelly Moler, CFO of MOM’s Organic Market, and Claire Cummings, the first-ever Wastes Program Manager for Bon Appétit Management Company (BAMCO). For Regina Northouse, Executive Director of FRN, the confirmations of Ms. Moler and Ms. Cummings come at the perfect time. “FRN has moved from a startup student club to a nationally recognized leader in the food recovery space,” says Northouse who joined the organization in 2015....