Ever wonder where surplus food on campus goes at the end of the day? The Food Recovery Network at FSU recovers it and donates it to individuals experiencing food insecurity!
Our mission is to eliminate food waste on campus and in the Tallahassee community.
Since 2014 (when our FSU chapter was formed), we have recovered over 14,500 pounds of consumable excess food from various locations including the Figg Dining Hall, Einstein's Bagel Co., Trading Post, POD Market and various other establishments on campus. This food goes directly to our partner agencies, who then distribute it to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Currently, we are partnered with The Kearney Center, CARE Tallahassee, Westgate Community and HOPE Community.
To supplement our on-campus recoveries, we also perform large-scale recoveries from football and baseball events and during the football pre-season, we work closely with FSU Sports Nutrition to ensure that a waste-free culture is fostered amongst the athletics department. We act as food waste "ghostbusters" and are on call if a community partner is anticipating excess perishables at one of their events.
FRN volunteers will receive one hour of Servscript documentation per recovery performed. If you're interested in getting involved, contact Gabrielle Maynard, the Food Recovery Network Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or attend one of our bi-monthly meetings!
Every other Tuesday
Mendenhall A, Room 101