The Food Recovery Network is the largest student organization working to combat food insecurity and food waste. In the US, there are 44 states with FRN Chapters with 230 chapters total.
What is WSU's FRN working on?
Here at Weber State University, volunteers gather on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week to collect uneaten food from Sodexo. Food that would have otherwise gone to waste, is picked up and transported to the Lantern House in Ogden, a local homeless shelter.
Why should you join the FRN at WSU?
Some of us may not realize it, but every single day we come into contact with someone who experiences food insecurity; someone who is unsure of where their next meal is going to come from.
Here in Utah, 392,000 Utahns (1 in 8), are at risk of missing a meal today.
1 in 6 Utah kids do not know where their next meal is going to come from. (utahfoodbank.org)
Roughly 1/3rd of all of food that is produced each year gets lost or wasted. Consumers in rich developed countries waste almost as much food (220 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes). (fao.org)
Even if just1/4thof the food that is currently lost or wasted globally was recovered, it could feed870 million hungry people in the world. (fao.org)
By joing the Food Recovery Network at WSU you can help make a difference for your own community.
Hunger is everywhere.
Help WSU make a difference and become part of an organization on campus that helps to fight food insecurity and food waste.
How to Get Involved:
Contact the club president or visit the Food Recovery Network webersync page to get more information.