About FRN @ GMU

Food Recovery Network unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from their campuses and surrounding communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need.

Learn more about Food Recovery Network at https://www.foodrecoverynetwork.org/

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Why food recovery?

Food waste is massive

One in six Americans experiences food insecurity, yet we can feed 25 million Americans every year by recovering 15% of the total food wasted in the U.S.

Food waste is resource intensive

Food production in the United States uses 10% of the energy budget, 50% of U.S. land, and makes up 80% of U.S. freshwater consumption, but 40% of the food produced goes to waste.

Food waste is bad for the environment

Food that goes uneaten is sent to landfills and is responsible for 16% of U.S. methane emissions, a harmful greenhouse gas, that releases over time as the food rots.

Food Recovery Portal

We are working on a website to help with food recoveries and getting students in touch with local resources to free food! Here's how you can help:

  • Brainstorming- email us your ideas or sign up to recieve updates on future meetings
  • Web/app development- experience using Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, javascript, jquery, SQL, and/or PHP
  • Communications- help communicate with student service related groups and potential food donors


Want to help with development?

Click here to fill out our sign up form! Select "other" if you want to work on the app specifically. Also, briefly type which part you want to help with if there's something specific.

Get Involved!

We are always looking for volunteers and active members on our team to keep our organization going and ensuring food recoveries can be done regularly! Here is a list of ways you can help and how to get involved:
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Food Recovery Network at GMU
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