Network Depot client Food Recovery Network (FRN) highlighted and celebrated its important work and vibrant community at its annual Love of FRNds party on February 8. The event was hosted by Sidley Austin LLP and featured musical entertainment, refreshments, and a silent auction with impressive donated prizes. Leaders from FRN’s local chapters joined Executive Director Regina Northouse to thank their extensive network of supporters and speak about FRN’s pivotal role in the food recovery movement.
FRN’s mission is to educate people about the significant problem of food waste in this country and to actively combat it on college campuses. They emphasize the paradox that while one in six Americans suffers from food insecurity, 40% of the food produced in the US ends up wasted in landfills.
To combat this significant problem, FRN recovers surplus food from campuses and local restaurants and donates it to feed needy people. Their organization has grown to an impressive 230 chapters in 44 states and DC. Since their founding in 2011, FRN has recovered and donated more than 2 million pounds of food.
Members from Network Depot’s leadership team were happy to attend this event to celebrate and support FRN’s noble work. They also met a wide variety of “FRNds” including representatives from local companies, nonprofits, and community organizations. In addition, they tried their luck bidding on some amazing silent auction prizes with varying levels of success.
To become a FRNd, help start a student chapter at your local university, or for more information please go to: foodrecoverynetwork.org.