Learning How to Fight Food Waste in American Schools

Speaker: Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network is a movement of college students that aim to fight food waste and hunger in America by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need. Since 2011, nearly 3,000 volunteers have recovered and donated more than 1.4 million pounds of food with the help of local hunger-fighting partner agencies.

Food recovery at University of Maryland, College Park. © James Souder / Food Recovery Network.

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About This Speaker

Key Info about the Speaker

Name: Food Recovery Network
Type: Nonprofit
Founded in: 2012
Headquarters: College Park, Maryland, USA
Operates in: USA

Watch This Video

Montgomery County Council. "Food Recovery Network." YouTube video. Posted by Montgomery County Council, September 2012.

Who Will Be Your Interlocutor?

Name: Hannah Cather
Title: Program Manager at Food Recovery Network
More: B.S., Communication, Journalism & Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, 2015


Learning Goals of the Videoconference

  • Identify actions students can take to make their lifestyle more sustainable through the example of food consumption patterns.
  • Identify the objectives, key programs, and accomplishments of a social nonprofit whose mission is to recover surplus, unsold food from college campuses and donate it to people in need.
  • Identify skills and strategies required to create effective change for a food sustainability issue through social innovation.

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