Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
OP-T2-9: Food Donation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Does the institution donate leftover or surplus food?:

A brief description of the food donation program:

UMD-DS partnered with the Food Recovery Network in September, 2011, to improve waste reduction and enhance campus social responsibility. The Food Recovery Network is a student-led organization started at UMD that collects unused food from the dining halls, catered events, and concessions program and donates it to those in need in Washington, D.C. and the College Park, M.D. area. The Food Recovery Network partners with numerous student groups on campus to recruit student volunteers who salvage unused food and transport it to local shelters. UMD-DS Senior Executive Chef and unit management teams coordinate with the student leaders in order to effectively and safely run this program.

The website URL where information about the food donation program is available:

A video on the University of Maryland's founding chapter of the Food Recovery Network can be found here: http://vimeo.com/51474624

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