Listen to Robin Young of Here and Now interview Food Rescue founder and president John Williamson and Connecticut student leader Nick Iannone to learn about how students deal with states with more restrictive school food donation donation guidelines than the USDA.
Listen to Western Intermediate Students discuss how they work together with students involved in Life Skills courses to lead the K-12 Food Rescue program in their school, led by their teacher Christy Frazier.
Hear the inspiring story of how three high school students at Solon High School founded Project Leftovers, an organization committed to preserving unopened and unpeeled food from the trays of students that was previously unnecessarily being thrown away.
Ruhi Shirodkar shares her K-12 Food Rescue journey in Minnesota. Be inspired by one student who overcame adversity to make a positive impact in her community and state by fighting food waste in her school.
Listen to the story of how one school nutrition service director, Lindsey Hill, in one school district changed the world! Hear how custodian David Ward and former Food Rescue chapter president Brooke Carrell presented the problem and provided the solution to surplus school food that was sadly ending up in landfills instead of being fed to families through food pantries.
Hear Elaine Fiore’s powerful story about policy development, systemic change, and organizational foundation related to establishing Share Tables and K-12 Food Rescue polices in Broward County Florida, other counties in Florida, and the nation.
Hear the inspiring story of how Rhonda Mace in Chittenden VT played a large role in Vermont becoming the second state in the US after Indiana to have their government state departments write guidelines for Share Tables and recovering food in schools in 2016. Hear the power of advocacy and learn how your state government can play a role in schools becoming more comfortable feeding families instead of landfills with unopened and unpeeled food from e trays of students that they choose not to eat. #FoodIsNotTrash.
Listen to the story of three students who have gone on to sustain a K-12 Food Rescue program not only in their Elementary but now in their Middle School. Hear their palms to continue the program once they reach Noblesville HS, and how it has spread throughout their school district.
Hanna shares how a HS project her Sophomore year led to her becoming K-12 Food Rescue’s National Director of Student leadership for 2 years. Her journey also includes a transition from program implementation to advocate for policy change, as North Carolina’s school food waste guidelines have temporarily ended her vision to have all schools in NC adopt food recovery policies. Be inspired by her #nofoodwaste story!
Tanis Fox tells her Inspiring story of being a food waste fighting champion through Table of Grace Ministries in Pennsylvania. Tanis Learned about food waste through her daughter, and she immediately googled Food Rescue and the rest is history.
Hear the inspiring story of 2 school food waste champions in Georgia and how they are expanding Helping Hands Ending Hunger beyond Georgia. HHEH has initiated over 60 school food recovery programs and partnered with Georgia’s Department of Education and Department of Health. #FoodIsNotTrash
Hear Janet Whited’s K-12 Food Rescue journey, and be inspired by the over 500,000 pounds of food she has been able to rescue in the San Diego Unified School District while leading the #FoodIsNotTrash movement in San Diego.