NMU Dining Services, student Food Recovery Network help reduce food waste

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- Northern Michigan University is partnering with students to form the first Food Recovery Network chapter in the Upper Peninsula.

The Food Recovery Network is a national student movement to fight hunger and food waste across the country. NMU Dining Services has been working with students since October 2017.

“The mission of food recovery network is to rescue food, recover meals, feed people, and fight waste,” said Joe Dodd, NMU Student and President of the Food Recovery Network. “Students bring those meals to people in need.”

Since 2017, the NMU Food Recovery Network has saved over 1,000 pounds of food. Recovered food is then packaged, frozen, and donated to local nonprofits like Room at the Inn, Salvation Army, and the Beacon House.

“We never want to waste food,” said Sharon Carey, NMU Food Service Director. “We really want to recover and make sure we're feeding people within our community that need wholesome meals.”

For more information on the Food Recovery Network, visit their website at www.foodrecoverynetwork.org.

More information about the NMU chapter of the Food Recovery Network can be found on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NMUFRN.

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