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Food Recovery Network



More than 10,000 lbs in a year!

SCSU donated more than 10,000 lbs. of food to local soup kitchens and food pantries during the 2016-17 academic year.  The Office of Sustainability partners with Chartwell's and the Food Recovery Network to collect and donate excess unserved food from Connecticut Hall and campus food retail locations. Piloted in 2015, food recovery is the fastest growing initiative that the Office of Sustainability oversees.

Each semester, SCSU sustainability interns plan and manage all aspects of daily food recovery, including logistics, collection and delivery, scheduling, administrative meetings, tracking results, and communications with community partners.

 Questions? Want to get involved?
Contact Julie DellaVecchia
Office of Sustainability:

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  • Summer and Fall 2015, Outtakes Food Recovery Pilot: Pre-packaged perishable foods that reached a "sell-by" date, like yogurt, salads, hummus, milk, and fresh fruit-- 500 lbs delivered for donation.
  • Spring 2016,Connecticut Hall (Conn Hall): First semester of collecting and donating excess food from the hot line, including but not limited to pasta, soup, chicken, rice, and breakfast items!
  •  Fall 2016, Adanti Student Center retail locations: Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks
  • Spring 2017:  Thanks to a great team and a strong partnership with Chartwell's, SCSU recovered the most food to date!