One way to divert food waste from landfills is through the donation of food that is safe to eat but can no longer be served in a café; a process otherwise known as food recovery. Food recovery is one of the simplest ways to become more sustainable and help your community. We are working in partnership with Food Recovery Network and Feeding America to reduce our food waste.
Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization and food-rescue nonprofit in the U.S. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a network of food banks and engage the country to work towards ending hunger. Feeding America estimates that if we can recover the food thrown away by foodservice providers each year, we could theoretically eliminate hunger in the U.S. Through our work with Feeding America, we are able to partner with numerous local nonprofit organizations across the country to get extra food that we prepare to the right home.
Food Recovery Network (FRN) is the largest student movement against hunger in America and has recovered and donated over one million pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. That's over 800,000 meals that's gone to those in need. FRN works with college students to recover unused food on campuses across the nation. Our partnership with FRN allows our dining team to connect with students and together we are able to help the community by donating excess food.