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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK PARTNERS THE WINE rayzyn companY 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....