By Sydney Gonzalez & Giselle Rivard
On March 9th,2015, the Food Recovery Network is teaching children to be leaders so they can make a difference and take action on global issues. Food Recovery Network is an organization that focuses on food waste and hunger. They did some research and found out that 40% of food is thrown away in the US. This organization started at the University of Maryland, where the college kitchen was throwing away leftover food because people didn’t want to eat it. So this network decided to take all the extra food that is usually thrown away to partner agencies (shelters).
The Food Recovery Network started their organization at the University of Maryland and started expanding from 2011 till now. They expanded to 122 colleges/universities and 32 states in the USA. Expanding this organization is helping many colleges around the USA, to inspire people to be leaders and take action of a global issue that is affecting lots of people around the world. “Fighting waste. Feeding people” is the mantra of the organization.
This organization is helping children learn how to be good leaders and have a successful organization by perseverance, confidence, teamwork, passion, interest and having fun. They talk about how being a leader means being yourself and developing a sense of purpose. They also talk about how that age doesn’t matter, “don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t make a difference because of age”. But the one thing that they emphasize is having fun. They encourage people to learn about something that inspires them and enjoy it. “Do go, Feel good”.
Written by students at WIS