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Food Recovery Network is the largest student-led movement fighting food waste and working to end hunger in America.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) chapter was established in July 2021 by sister organizations Project 4 Less and the Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems Student Association (MFSTSA).

PROJECT 4 LESS

FOOD RECOVERY & VOLUNTEERING

MFSTSA

FOOD SYSTEMS EDUCATION

OUR STORY

The UIUC chapter of the Food Recovery Network was founded in July 2021 by students from two UIUC Registered Student Organizations: Project 4 Less and the Metropolitan Food and Environmental Systems Student Association (MFSTSA). These separate organizations partnered to form a holistic FRN chapter that focuses on weekly food recovery, community outreach, and student education about our food systems.

Project 4 Less coordinates weekly food recovery events at the UIUC dining halls, including food packaging, storing, and transportation. Volunteers assist with food recovery and many UIUC students find leadership roles as members of the organization. Project 4 Less donates recovered food to the Wesley Food Pantry, UniPlace, and Salvation Army.

MFSTSA hosts regular seminar events featuring experts within the food system. These expert guest speakers discuss their personal and educational background, career path, experiences, and goals for the future of the food system. Seminars open students' minds to the vast career possibilities within the food system, and are an excellent networking opportunity.