Food Recovery Network


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The Food Recovery Network is the largest student-led movement to reduce food waste and increase food security in America.

Weber State University's chapter partners with Sodexo through dining services to recover surplus food which is donated to the Weber Cares Food Pantry and the Lantern House. We also partner with community organizations like O-Town Kitchen for community gleaning projects. We also host other zero-waste events like Kitchenware Drives, Free Swaps, and Wildcats Go Zero Waste! To be added to FRN's emailing list email foodrecoverynetwork@weber.edu. Can't wait for the meeting and want to chat with other members? Join our Discord server!

Why should you get involved? Participating in clubs on campus not only contributes to academic success, but it is a great way to network, make friends, find a sense of belonging, and make real change on campus! Volunteers who invest the most time in any of the 4 Sustainable Clubs will be nominated for a sustainability award!

Interested in becoming a subcommittee chair? Positions are open for the following projects (email foodrecoverynetwork@weber.edu for more info):

  • Good Samaritan Act campaign
  • DefaultVeg
  • Campus Sustainable Choice campaign
  • Food Matters
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Wildcats Go Zero Waste is officially over for the year! In total, we recycled over 3,800 plastic bottles at the football and men's basketball games. Next year we'll set a new record!
During the Free Swap on February 1st and 2nd, we received 541 lbs of donations including clothes, books, and household items. We had 138 students stop by and pick things up for free. All leftover winter clothes were donated to the Lantern House, and the remaining items went to Savers.
During the Fall '21 semester, we diverted 2,397 lbs of waste. What did that look like?

1,500+ meals donated to the Lantern House
2,200+ plastic bottles properly recycled
475 lbs of secondhand kitchenware donated to the campus food pantry

This semester we have a chance to beat that record! FRN's GivePulse Calendar is up to date with volunteer activities, project planning meetings, and club socials. RSVP to claim your spot! Volunteers who invest the most time with the Sustainable Clubs will have the chance to be nominated for a sustainability award in April.
The Kitchenware Drive was a huge success! We received 474.9 lbs of secondhand donations.

The Weber Cares Pantry now has a microwave, blenders, countertop grills, pots, pans, baking ware, bowls, serving dishes, you name it! Students, faculty, and staff can pick up items they need for free.
October 2021 Update:
With the help of FRN, WSU was able to donate 620.1 pounds of food in October valued at $1,263! All recovered food was donated to the Lantern House.
Zero Waste Football and Basketball volunteers have collected 66.5 lbs of clean recycling so far! With 4 games to go, let's make it over triple digits!
September 2021 Update:
FRN recovered a total 636.34 pounds of food valued at $1,245.53 from dining services on campus. All recovered food was donated to the Lantern House.