The Food Recovery Network, FAU Chapter, Fights Hunger and Food Waste

Sybil Brown, Graduate student at FAU's School of Public Administration, is helping to prevent hunger.

The Florida Atlantic University chapter of the Food Recovery Network, which was founded in December of 2017, has now been actively conducting food recoveries on the Boca Raton campus since February 7th, 2018. With a total of 12 student members and volunteers, we have successfully carried out 10 food recoveries from the Atlantic Dining Hall where we have rescued more than 1,000 pounds of food total!! All recovered product is food that would have otherwise gone to waste, but is instead being used to feed hungry people in our community. The food is being donated to a local cooperative feeding program called Boca Helping Hands. We are fighting food waste on campus and using it to feed people in need. We will be continuing our recoveries during the remainder of the semester on Wednesdays and Fridays, and are hoping to expand by adding an additional pick-up on Mondays as well. If you are interesting in getting involved or want to learn more, please email us at