- Social Innovation Fellowship
Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a national nonprofit that empowers and unites university students to rescue surplus edible food that would have been thrown away and transport it to shelters in their communities. Started in September of 2011, FRN has recovered over 120,000 pounds of food on 13 different university campuses. Expansion has been successful, but a lack of an organization-wide food safety curriculum has been recognized as a barrier to further expansion. Another barrier to expansion has been a lack of sustainable financial funding. My project will create a uniform food safety training and certification program for FRN volunteers as well as an earned-income model for the organization to build its capacity and make its practices more sustainable.