According to the Census, 48 million people in the U.S. are food insecure. That's one in seven Americans who don't know where their next meal is coming from. Meanwhile, the EPA estimates that America wastes 68 billion pounds of food each year. As we sit down to share a meal with our families this Thanksgiving, let's also remember the families in the US who are in need of a meal.
Food Recovery Network (FRN) is working to feed these families this Thanksgiving. Since 2011, Food Recovery Network has scaled to more than 230 chapters nationwide and have recovered over 2 million pounds of perfectly good food that would have otherwise been deemed as "surplus garbage" by dining halls and restaurants. Students then directly deliver this food to shelters, food banks, and churches — serving those who need it most.
You can help. Just $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Food Recovery Network (FRN) unites students at colleges and universities nationwide to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and surrounding communities and donating it to people in need.
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