My Data-Driven Wish Come True
Food Recovery Network Blog
by Katie Jones
6d ago
Four years ago when I began my position as the inaugural Chief Operating Officer (COO) at FRN, I was delighted. I came to the organization shortly after I completed my Results Count fellowship with The Annie E. Casey Foundation.  My fellowship experience equipped me to use data to bring a cohesive vision across the programmatic, communications, and operational function areas I oversee. To learn how this work started, evolved, and how it influences our daily operations and future planning, please watch our mapping webinar, How FRN’s Data is Driving Impact.  Through combining and anal ..read more
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Recap of Food Recovery Network's March Roundtable Talk
Food Recovery Network Blog
by Regina Anderson
1w ago
Gratitude to everyone who attended and listened to the March 2024 Roundtable Talk. We appreciate your time. And for those of you who’ve yet to hear directly from us about the halfway point of our 2024 program year, can I encourage you to find some time to listen to the recording of our biannual Roundtable Talk? The conversation refamiliarized everyone with FRN’s longstanding vision to recover surplus food to feed everyone who is hungry in the U.S., and reiterated the scope of our work to achieve that vision. This biannual conversation celebrates the accomplishments of Food Recovery Network’s e ..read more
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Scoring Big With Hellmann’s at The Big Game Tailgate Food Recovery
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by Food Recovery Network
2M ago
This year, two of the best football teams in the country faced off in an epic game to bring home coveted championship rings. At Food Recovery Network (FRN), we were vying to bring home something else: thousands of pounds of delicious, salvageable food from the annual Bullseye Event Group Players Tailgate, catered by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Aaron May.  On Sunday, February 11, 2024, six volunteers, including FRN alumni and local students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, joined FRN staff at the Players Tailgate just across the street from Allegiant Stadium to recover surplus ..read more
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FRN and Hellmann's Are Teaming Up for the Big Game
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by Food Recovery Network
2M ago
Food Recovery Network Teams Up With Hellmann’s to Recover Surplus Food from Big Game Tailgate in Las Vegas and Fight Food Waste in New Partnership Las Vegas, Nev. (February 5, 2024) — Food Recovery Network and volunteers, including local college students from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, will be at the Players Tailgate at the Big Game to recover and redistribute surplus food to those experiencing food insecurity around Las Vegas. This is the fourth time Food Recovery Network (FRN), one of the largest student-led movements against food waste and hunger in the U.S., is collecting surplus ..read more
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2024 Resolution: Make food recovery a priority at corporate events
Food Recovery Network Blog
by Erin Price
3M ago
With the new year approaching, now is a great time to visualize the year ahead, manifest, and sketch out a plan to reach your big goals. At Food Recovery Network (FRN), we want to see more events prioritizing food recovery in 2024! Why should food recovery be a priority at your next event? Read on! Sustainability and Social Impact Climate change is widely acknowledged as the greatest modern threat to humanity, so it’s no surprise that governments, companies, and individuals worldwide are taking action to reduce carbon emissions. The event industry is no exception. In recent years, sustainabili ..read more
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Food Waste to Zero Waste!
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by Andy Whitehead
4M ago
  Andy Whitehead is a Program Assistant at Food Recovery Network, and a recent MSW graduate from the University at Buffalo. As a social worker engaged in food recovery, they are passionate about changing the mindsets and attitudes people have towards food recovery as a whole.  On October 12th and 13th, Food Rescue Hero hosted their annual Food Rescue Conference focusing on innovative and creative solutions to food recovery. This event was live streamed for all food recovery stakeholders wanting to expand their network with other food rescue leaders.  Read about Andy’s approach ..read more
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Recap of Food Recovery Network’s September 2023 Roundtable Talk
Food Recovery Network Blog
by Regina Anderson
7M ago
Thank you to everyone who joined us in September for our 7th Roundtable Talk since we began hosting these conversations in July 2020. For those of you who were not able to attend,and for those of you who would like continued access to the information, below is a recap of the conversation and a link to the entire Roundtable Talk. If you are unfamiliar with our Roundtable Talks, to understand more about what our Roundtable Talks are, why we host them, and what we cover during these biannual conversations, please read this short primer, “What are FRN’s Roundtable Talks.” The summer Roundtable Tal ..read more
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What are FRN's Roundtable Talks?
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by Regina Anderson
7M ago
A brief history of FRN’s strategic framework and Roundtable Talks In July 2020, Food Recovery Network made public our strategic framework that we called FRN10X. This framework, FRN10X, is a blueprint, our vision for how FRN plans to recover surplus food to feed everyone who is hungry in the U.S.* We said three years ago the efforts necessary to change our culture of throwing food away, to recovering surplus food and donating it, would be tremendous—tremendous, but not impossible. We said three years ago no one organization alone could achieve this cultural transformation, that we have to work ..read more
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Summer Intern Dives Deeper into Fighting Food Insecurity
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by Rachael Michalski
9M ago
Current student leader at Frostburg State University, Rachael Michalski, interned for FRN this summer through the Maryland Public Service Scholars Program to support our development and fundraising efforts. Read about Rachael’s experience interning at FRN and the key learnings that she found inspiring as an FRN staff member. This summer, I had the opportunity to intern at the Food Recovery Network national office through the Maryland Public Service Scholars Program. When I was notified that FRN had been selected as my host site, I was thrilled to get started and eager to join the food waste m ..read more
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FRN Chapter Leader Shares Highlights from the 2023 ReFED Summit
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by Arjun Nair
9M ago
Arjun Nair is the President of FRN’s student-led chapter at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. In May, Arjun attended ReFED’s annual Food Waste Solutions Summit, an event that convenes representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss solutions to food loss and food waste in the United States. Read about Arjun’s experience attending this in-person event and the key learnings that he found inspiring as an FRN chapter leader. In May, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the ReFED 2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit in St. Louis. This annual summit brings together the top le ..read more
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