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Food Recovery Network is excited to launch the Regional Outreach Coordinators (ROCs) program to provide FRN student leaders with the opportunity to engage meaningfully with FRN National and FRN chapters in their geographic region. The Spring 2018 cohort will coordinate and host one-day summits aimed to bring FRNds within a two-hour radius together in nine cities across the country. Interfacing with one another allows student leaders to share skills, generate new ideas, and form long-lasting relationships. It can be easy to forget that there are others beyond one’s own chapter who are committed to food recovery; these gatherings allow students to take a step back and remember they are a part of a national movement.

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dirty south summit

University of Houston // April 14, 2018

Hello Texas & Louisiana FRNds! We are excited to be hosting the first ever Dirty South Summit here in Houston, Texas on Saturday April 14th! We hope that, through this summit, current chapters, CHIPs, and potential new chapters are inspired to continue fighting the food fight and making change in their community. This summit will include a Recovery, lots of networking/FRNdship building, and discussion on how we can make our chapters more efficient and sustainable. If you have any suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reach out to! We're looking forward to meeting you! 

- Your FRNds at the University of Houston


DMV Summit

Goucher College // April 22, 2018

Goucher College's FRN is hosting a one day, all-day long summit on April 22nd. We are inviting amazing FRNds like YOU from the DMV area: D.C, VA, and MD! Whether you are an established chapter, learning to become one, interested in food waste issues, or related to FRN in any capacity, this is the summit for you to join! Meet new people, join round table discussions, hear a wonderful speaker, and much more! Sign up to join the fun. Any questions, comments, or concerns, contact Allie Sklarew at

Registration closes April 9, 2018.

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Down East Shindig

University of New England // April 27th

Improve and expand your food recovery chapter through

  • volunteer opportunities
  • skill and idea exchange
  • increasing connections

Feeding Florida: an FRN Regional Summit

University of tampa // april 6, 2018

University of Tampa's FRN chapter is hosting a one-day conference on April 6th for all Florida universities about all things FRN!  Whether you are a student involved in an existing chapter, CHIP, or interested in starting an FRN chapter at your school, this event aims to provide an opportunity where everyone can come together to share skills, ideas, and experiences, as well as participate in a volunteer event together.  This Summit will include workshops on how to build momentum within your FRN chapter, as well as networking opportunities with peers and professionals in the community.  This event is focused on the ultimate goal of strengthening our ability to fuel the national food waste movement, so come join us!

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FRN@UC San Diego Food Waste Summit

University of San Diego // April 22, 2018

A regional Food Recovery Network Food Waste Summit aimed at motivating and inspiring local student leaders to get involved in the food security movement.


FRN | MN: A Food Recovery Network Regional Summit

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities // May 5, 2017

Food Recovery Network at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is hosting a regional summit on May 5th to bring together current and future leaders of the food recovery movement. If you are involved with Food Recovery Network or are interested in participating in the dialogue on food waste and recovery, join us for a day of sharing best practices, discussing food system solutions, getting inspiration from local speakers, and participating in a volunteering event together! Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please feel free to contact Mara Stephan ( with any questions or comments.


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LA County Summit

California State University: Northridge // April 7, 2018

California State University: Northridge and Pepperdine University’s Food Recovery Network Chapters are hosting a one-day summit at California State University: Northridge! Breakfast and lunch will be provided, with breakout discussions in the morning and a fun, sustainability-related activity in the afternoon. Anyone in LA County involved in Food Recovery Network or who is simply passionate about food waste is welcome to attend. We aim to create a space where ideas are brainstormed, important topics are discussed, and knowledge is shared. We hope to motivate and inspire everyone on our journey of fighting food waste. Please join us! If you have any questions, email us at or


Registration closes April 1st.

Music City Summit: an FRN regional conference

Lipscomb University // April 7, 2018

A regional Food Recovery Network summit aimed at motivating and inspiring local student leaders involved in food waste reduction efforts. Join us at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, on Saturday, April 7th to meet "FRNds" from other chapters and share best practices--we'll learn together, eat together, and volunteer together!

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Taking Care of the Community: PA Regional summit

Cabrini University // April 28, 2018

Cabrini University FRN chapter Invites you to a one-day conference on 4/28 for all PA universities for all things FRN! Whether you’re a student involved in an official chapter, CHIP, or interested in starting an FRN chapter at your school, this event is for you. At this one-day conference you will have the opportunity to make new friends and come together to share skills, ideas, and experiences, as well as participate in a volunteer event. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen our Community and continue our movement Fighting waste while Feeding people. So come join us for an amazing day!