Club of the Week: Food Recovery Network

The RWU chapter of the Food Recovery Network is a club dedicated to ending food waste and promoting sustainability.
The club aims to raise awareness about the environment and global injustices through their work. FRN works with RWU dining services to deliver food to local shelters that would have otherwise been thrown away, providing food to those in need, completely free of charge.
“What’s truly special about the RWU Food Recovery Network is that we are the most active club on campus,” said senior co-president Mary Dinnean. “We go on recoveries up to five times a week.”
The organization currently donates food to Lucy’s Hearth, a shelter for women and their children in Middletown, Rhode Island. Club members also provide their services to McKinney Cooperative Shelter in Newport and the Bristol/Warren Churches’ Association. 
On Friday, April 20, the RWU Food Recovery Network will be hosting a make your own trail mix fundraiser. This fundraiser is in celebration of Earth Day, when the Food Recovery Network encourages people to be kind to the environment.
The club is led by senior co-presidents Dinnean and Rachel Gliniecki. Senior Erika Proulx is treasurer. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in room 208 in Global Heritage Hall.
The RWU Food Recovery Network is a chapter of the national Food Recovery Network. The organization has 230 chapters in 44 states and D.C. They have recovered more than two million pounds of food.
The Food Recovery Network provides cooked meals and other services to populations such as homeless people, veterans, survivors of abuse, and the elderly. The organization has grown immensely in a short period of time. The Food Recovery Network was founded in 2011 and is now the largest student movement against food waste and hunger in the United States.
“It’s really easy to get involved in the Food Recovery Network,” Dinnean said. “You can follow the RWU Food Recovery Network on Instagram and like us on Facebook.”