As a Del Com native,there is nothing better than seeing a Facebook post from our friends at Blood N Fire and Inside Out that say, "Lots happening at BNF. Fabulous BSU students serving 700 lbs of rescued food from Muncie Schools!" So awesome on many levels. My collegiate alma mater is BSU, and my wife Carol and I's youth pastor Bob Ball now leads both organizations. Such a blessing to re-connect with people who invested in you as a young person, and then partner together with them as an adult to feed people so near my hometown.
It's always an honor to get to speak to the Indiana Recycling Coalition as a panelist with our friends at Second Helpings and Gleaners. Their latest effort to reduce waste is called the Indiana Food Scrap Initiative, and it was a pleasure to present school food waste solutions to a great group of people!
The Fishers Food Rescue Student Led Entrepreneurial Initiative produced the first of many food rescue's at FHS in the future. Zane Jud even found some time to speak at the Carmel Green Team meeting to 14 building reps about the Fishers SLEI, and met Carmel Freshman Austin Roberts, who is a candidate to start a SLEI at Carmel HS. Noah Scott is pictured in the middle photo carrying some of the food kept from a landfill this week, and donated to a food pantry. One of five Food Rescue bins they designed is pictured on the right where students can choose to donate instead of dump, protecting the environment and stocking local food pantries instead.
K-12 Food Rescue Resources and Mentoring
Carina Schusterman and Claire Stocker in Andover MA reached out to Food Rescue Jan. 8th , 2016, to learn how we engage children on the their "Zero Waste Team" in the issue of school food waste. Though many emails like the ones documented in our San Diego Story, Carina sent us these photos on our Post a Food Rescue link, adding that High School students from a Sustainability class coming twice a week to help with the program. More student leaders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carina noted that 2 of the 5 school in their district were now fully participating in K-12 Food Rescue, and that the other 3 were mobilizing to begin soon. We can't wait to hear their story in an upcoming guest blog post, but we wanted to post more inspiring photos from schools saying no to school food waste. Thanks Carina and Claire.