Food Recovery Network at UMD
30,000 meals. That’s how much perfectly good food the Food Recovery Network (FRN) kept out of landfills and compost heaps- and in the hands of folks who needed them.
FRN started recovering food at one dining hall on the campus of UMD and a few restaurants surrounding campus and giving the food to shelters in the District. Now they are creating similar networks at other colleges and universities.
This summer, FRN is hoping to move beyond the UMD campus and out to area farms for. MCA will be working with FRN to identify farms where gleaning ( gathering leftover produce from the field at the end of the season) can happen to benefit local food banks. Stay Tuned!