UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG volunteers recover 62 pounds of leftover food from Folk Festival

photo of studentsUNCG’s Food Recovery Network chapter collected 62 pounds of surplus food during the 2017 National Folk Festival Sept. 8-10. Student volunteers arrived around 9:30 p.m. on each day of the festival and spent the night collecting leftovers from the festival’s vendors. They gathered enough food to feed about 51 people, which was donated to Mary’s Table. Mary’s Table is a nonprofit that serves warm meals six days a week to those in need.

Founded in April 2015, the UNCG chapter of the national Food Recovery Network regularly recovers excess food from UNCG Dining Services, as well as from local events. Since its founding, volunteers have donated over 10,362 pounds of food, or over 8,635 meals, to feed people in Greensboro living with food insecurity. For more information on the UNCG FRN, like their Facebook Page or follow them on Twitter at frm_uncg and Instagram at foodrecoveryuncg.

By Avery Campbell
Photograph courtesy the UNCG FRN.