The Food Recovery Network Unites Students at Colleges and Universities Across America to Fight Food Waste and Hunger

The Food Recovery Network unites students at colleges and universities across America to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from their college campuses and surrounding communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need. Founded in September of 2011, it has since expanded to reach 23 college campuses and recovered over 160,000 pounds (72.75 metric tons) of food that would otherwise have been wasted. During that time, the organization has been covered by MSNBC, ABC, LA Times, and the Washington Post, as well as being recognized by Guidestar as one of the top student-run nonprofits of 2012. Over the next few years, the Food Recovery Network hopes to expand to hundreds of colleges, recovering 10 million pounds of food by 2017 and changing the face of food recovery.

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