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K-12 Food Rescue

K-12 Food Rescue

By John Williamson
Follow the journey of students and adult leaders across the country to lead the #FoodIsNotTrash movement in their school districts.
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K-12 Food Rescue with Kathy Kane and Ashley Bowman From Valparaiso Community Schools
Hear the inspiring story of how Valpo Community schools pivoted from Share Tables to Giving Tables during the pandemic.
April 14, 2021
K-12 Food Rescue With Cathy Revell in Albany Georgia
Hear Cathy’s inspiring journey with K-12 Food Rescue partner Helping Hands Ending Hunger. In this episode, Cathy discusses how many participating schools continued their food rescue programs during Covid 19.
March 30, 2021
NPR Here&Now 017 Interview with CT student leader Nick Iannone & Food Rescue Founder Joh Williamson
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.
April 30, 2020
Indiana K-12 Food Rescue Student Leaders at Western Intermediate
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.
April 30, 2020
Texas K-12 Food Rescue Student Leader Vitki Metha
Hear Vitki’s inspiring effort to end the practice of wasting food in her Texas school district.
April 30, 2020
Ohio K-12 Food Rescue Student Leaders at Solon High School
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.
April 30, 2020
Minnesota K-12 Food Rescue National Student Leader Ruhi Shirodkar
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.
April 30, 2020
K-12 Food Rescue Nashville TN Student Leaders at Westmeade Elementary.
Hear the story of young Tennessee K-12 Food Rescue food waste fighters and their teacher Karen McIntyre.
April 30, 2020
K-12 Food Rescue Chicago Illinois student leader Riya Chadha
Listen to Riya’s inspiring story of connecting surplus food in her Chicago school to a local caring agency each day!
April 30, 2020
Former Indiana State Nutrition Association President And K-12 Food Rescue Leader Lindsey Hill
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.
April 24, 2020
K-12 Food Rescue Florida Leader Elaine Fiore
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.
April 23, 2020
Vermont K-12 Food Rescue Leader Rhonda Mace
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.
April 22, 2020
Texas K-12 Food Rescue National Leader Delayne Mack
Learn about Delayne’s K-12 Food Rescue journey at CapRock Elementary in the Forth Worth Texas area.
April 15, 2020
South Carolina K-12 Food Rescue Leaders Lili Coleman and Michele Dewan
Hear Lili Coleman with Second Helpings and Michele Dewan with Hilton Head Elementary share their journey to end school food waste in South Carolina.
April 14, 2020
Student Impact Founder and K-12 Food Rescue Leader Danyele Easterhaus in Westfield, Indiana.
Danyele shares her K-12 Food Rescue journey as a leader with students with special needs in Westfield Indiana at Food Rescue’s 10 year anniversary celebration.
March 29, 2020
K-12 Food Rescue Interview With Noblesville Student Leaders
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.
March 29, 2020
New York K-12 Food Rescue National Leader Karen Khor
Karen Khor shares her efforts as a parent volunteer in the Mamaroneck school district to develop a K-12 Food Rescue program in Mamaroneck.
March 27, 2020
North Carolina K-12 Food Rescue National Leader Hanna Wondmagegn
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!
March 27, 2020
Table of Grace Founder and Pennsylvania K-12 Food Rescue Leader Tanis Fox
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.
March 26, 2020
Carla and Sophie Harward With Helping Hands Ending Hunger
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
March 25, 2020
K-12 Food Rescue Leader Shawn Grose in Michigan
Be inspired by Shawn’s a story of how he started a Share Table at Hoover Elementary in Livonia Michigan through an Eco Schools USA project. #FoodIsNotTrash
March 25, 2020
K-12 Food Rescue Leader, Janet Whited, Environmental Specialist in San Diego Unified School District
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.
March 24, 2020
Jennifer Janus K-12 Food Rescue of Connecticut.
Jennifer Janus shares her inspiring journey to promote K-12 Food Rescue throughout Connecticut and lead the #FoodIsNotTrash movement.
March 24, 2020
Washington K-12 Food Rescue National Student Leader Josh Hechtman
Josh shares his story about founding ReProduce 81, and shares details about the progress the state of Washington is making on school food recovery.
March 23, 2020