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Today we reached a HUGE milestone in Food Recovery Network history: over the weekend, we recovered our 300,000th pound of food! Since 2011, FRN chapters have recovered 301,416 pounds of food--over 241,100 meals! Find out how you can support our work and help us recover ALL the food here: http://bit.ly/supportFRN
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“Kids on campus are lucky with their meal plans and not wondering where their next meal is coming from, but that’s not true for the larger #Rochester community.”--Sara R., founder of FRN at University of Rochester
A 2010 Roslyn High School graduate who now studies public health at the University of Rochester has helped donate more than 800 pounds of the school’s excess food items to an upstate soup kitchen.
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“The...food has been a blessing in relieving the burden of preparing the entrees every day,” Kane said. “Along with feeding our residents, we have been able to feed more people off of the streets...being able to say yes to hungry people who aren’t on our program has been a positive change for this community.”
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It's been a snowy week at +Grinnell College but that hasn't stopped our FRN chapter from recovering over 300 pounds of food!
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Our 50th chapter went on their first TWO recoveries today! Welcome to the Food Recovery Network, Lycoming College! Want to see a chapter in your area? Apply here: http://bit.ly/FRNchap
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We're hiring! Join the FRN National team for a year-long fellowship to fight hunger and food waste on campuses and in communities across the country! Find out more and apply by May 15 here.
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Ever wonder what the +Upworthy headline would be if they featured FRN? Well...you don't have to guess anymore: 
Here's how a student turned over 200,000 pounds of "waste" into something life-sustaining.
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“When people think of starvation, a lot of times they think just of Third World countries,” said Lindy Nelson, founder of FRN at +Texas A&M University. “People don’t think to go to a mission trip somewhere in the United States. They think, ‘There are homeless people in downtown Denver?’ But there are.” 
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Check out this +NationSwell feature about FRN...it made it to the +PEOPLE Facebook page! Can you help us spread the word and make more FRNds? 
http://peoplem.ag/toqcp Ben Simon was shocked to see his college cafeteria throwing away perfectly good food every single night. He decided to step up...
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Another great story on what Millennial leaders are doing and the positive impact unfolding. In this story by +Molly Page, she highlights the leadership happening as part of the +Food Recovery Network

#inspirational   #leadership   #millennials  
Food Recovery Network was created by inspiring millennial leaders who believe food already exists to solve hunger - we just have to recover & donate it.
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We are soooo close to reaching our Thunderclap #FRNdzy  goal before tomorrow! Just 62 more supporters and then we can reach over 350K people with a message about all that FRN does to #fightwaste  and #feedpeople . Will you help us achieve our goal and turn your friends into FRNds? Click below and then click 'join' with your Twitter or Facebook profile.
I just supported Food Recovery Network #FRNdzy! on @ThunderclapIt // @FoodRecovery
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Fighting Waste. Feeding People.
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Food Recovery Network (www.foodrecoverynetwork.org) unites students at colleges and universities across America to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from their college campuses and surrounding communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need. Founded in September of 2011, it has since expanded to include over 100 college campuses and recovered over 535,000 pounds of food that would otherwise have been wasted. 

FRN has been covered by MSNBC, ABC, LA Times, and the Washington Post, as well as being recognized by Guidestar as one of the top student-run nonprofits of 2012. 

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The Problem - Over 68 billion pounds of food are wasted every year. In the same year: 43.6 million Americans struggle with hunger every years, or one in seven Americans.

The Solution - The Food Recovery Network! Student volunteers transport the food from dining halls to shelters nightly. Reducing food waste and providing for our neighbors makes each community that FRN operates in stronger and more supportive. It also helps the environment by helping to close the loop on food waste, America's second largest waste stream.
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