Food Recovery Network
In January of 2014, Lycoming College became the 50th Chapter of the Food Recovery Network, an organization that assists colleges in collecting food from dining halls and other campus dining facilities to donate to local food banks and soup kitchens. This new initiative was made possible by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act, which helped to cover any liabilities, and a grant that covered the cost of containers that were used to transfer food. Collections are made by student volunteers and members of the Sustainability Committee Monday through Friday following lunch and dinner, and are delivered each week to the American Rescue Workers. The Food Recovery Network is a new organization that seems to have much promise for lowering food waste from campus and for helping the local community.