Monthly Archives: February 2014

Dedicated Student Finds Support in Initiating Food Recovery at the University of Arkansas

Cameron Caja, a student at the University of Arkansas, observed the large amount of food left over at the campus dining halls and had an epiphany – there is a tremendous amount of good food wasted on this campus every day that could, and should, be served to hungry people. Inspired, he looked into what […]

Food Waste & Hunger Summit, April 5-6, 2014

With the upsurge of interest — and action — in food recovery at educational institutions, the time is ripe for a national conference bringing together the movement’s leaders. Enter the first Food Waste & Hunger Summit. The two organizations at the forefront of the campus food recovery movement, The Campus Kitchens Project and Food Recovery Network, are working together to […]

Feed Communities chili-making at the U of A processing plant.

Local Nonprofit Leverages University Program to Process Gleaned Veggies

On a late November Friday, volunteers from Feed Fayetteville came together with graduate students from the Food Science Department at the University of Arkansas to prepare a big batch of local vegetarian chili. The ingredients for the chili had been gleaned from the Fayetteville farmer’s market over the course of the growing season. Each week, […]