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Food Recovery Network

Student Housing and Dining Services is proud to support the Food Recovery Network at UC Davis. The Food Recovery Network at UC Davis is a chapter of the national organization, Food Recovery Network. Food Recovery Network is a non-profit organization composed of student-run chapters across college campuses that bring surplus food from campus dining to locations that will help feed the local community. Visit www.foodrecoverynetwork.org to learn more about the national movement.

About Food Recovery Network at UC Davis

Food Recovery Network at UC Davis was started in February 2013 by a group of students who were tired of seeing excess food in the Dining Commons go to waste. Since its founding, Food Recovery Network at UC Davis has recovered and redistributed over 21,000 pounds of food as of February 2018. The student officers of the club work closely with Student Housing and Dining Services to coordinate deliveries from several on-campus locations (see list below).

Food Recovery Network at UC Davis is an entirely student-run, volunteer club that presents members with the opportunity to learn about food waste, redistribution, and community engagement. Feel free to email them at foodrecoverynetworkatucd@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved.

The Food Recovery network picks up food from the following Student Housing and Dining Services locations:

  • Segundo Dining Commons
  • Segundo Market
  • Tercero Dining Commons
  • Tercero Market
  • Cuarto Dining Commons
  • Cuarto Market
  • Silo Market
  • Peet's Coffee at the ARC
  • Peet's Coffee at the Silo
  • Scrubs cafĂ©
  • Aggie Stadium Concessions (Football games)

Where food is donated

  • Davis Community Meals
  • Cesar Chavez Plaza
  • Yolo Food Bank
  • The ASUCD Pantry
  • Fourth and Hope Shelter, Woodland
  • Sacramento Food Bank

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