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Through a combined effort from the W&J Sustainability Committee, the W&J Office of Community Engagement, Parkhurst Dining Services and the City Mission in Washington, PA the Food Recovery Network was launched on Thursday, November 19, 2015!
The Food Recovery Network is the largest student movement against food waste and hunger in America. According to the Food Recovery Network website, forty percent of all food produced in America ends up in the waste stream, while one in six Americans is food insecure. The Food Recovery Network unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need. Washington & Jefferson College has joined in supporting the cause!
W&J students, faculty and staff has started working with the Parkhurst dining Services to donate any unused but usable food (that would typically end up in the garbage) to the City Mission, where the food will be used to support the local homeless population. The City Mission serves over 300 hot meals per day on average, and the W&J Food Recovery Network will continue to help to support such an effort!
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