Thank you for your inquiry to Food Rescue. At the bottom of this message, there is a Food Rescue Tool Kit in a PDF file that was written by a HS student, Food Rescue's National Director of Student Leadership (2015 to present), Hanna Wondmagegn. Hanna started a K-12 Food Rescue program using the tools on our website as a sophomore in high school. While the An Open Letter to Schools is the most valuable tool to educate and persuade school decision makers such as principals, superintendents, and food service directors to adopt School Food Rescued policies, the tool kit is a vital guide for the tips about the implementation phase.
Develop Your Own K-12 Food Rescue Program in 6 Simple Steps
1) Review the free download of the K-12 Food Rescue Tool Kit PDF below.
2) Watch the brief video above video. The Program Tips and Signage file referred to in the video are now on a PDF file below, instead of visiting a different link. It's also a free download.
3) Click on and check out FAQ's at http://www.foodrescue.net/k12-faq.html
4) Click on and become an EXPERT on the Open Letter to School Administrators. (Referred to in the video as the Sample Email to School Administrators.)
5) Click on your Free Online Tracking here that provides data as seen below every time you make an entry, allowing your school to track their impact.
6) Contact Food Rescue for free mentoring and to get remaining questions answered at
Please focus on Unpeeled, Unopened, Unwanted items from the trays for students. We call it "tray to trash" waste. Often schools only consider "back of the cafeteria" waste that does not get served to students as "food waste". Avoid confusing these two issues.
Once you have successfully convinced your school district to implement K-12 Food Rescue using the K-12 tool kit above, we have written and included in a PDF file below a Project Based Learning Curriculum called the Student Led Entrepreneurial Initiative (S.L.E.I.) that can be used in the classroom or as an after school project for a Key Club, Eco Club, or any civic minded club.
We are also actively looking for State Director's of Student Leadership in many states.
Food Rescue Executive Director
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This Photo Was Taken After A Group Of Students Emptied And Sorted The Trash After Lunch One Day