Food Rescue is teaming with The Kroger Foundation and The World Wildlife Fund as a consultant with an 8 city food waste audit cohort group that will promote food waste prevention and keeping nutritious food inside our food supply chain in our U.S. schools through conducting and studying the results of food waste audits in those 8 cities. Indiana's own Earth Charter Indiana and Jim Poyser will be conducting food waste audits in at least 5 local schools. Last week we were invited to speak in Washington D.C., and in a subsequent chance meeting we were able to speak to Senator Todd Young in the capital about Indiana's leadership on the subject of feeding families and not landfills in our nation's schools with nutritious unopened food that the USDA allows to be rescued from landfills.
Senator Todd Young, FR Executive Director John Williamson, and John's wife Carol Williamson
Food Rescue's presentation to the World Wildlife Fund and Kroger Foundation Grant Recipients
Sabrina and Valentia Navarra are K-12 Food Rescue leaders at Virginia Young Montessori Elementary in Broward County Florida. They heard about K-12 Food Rescue through Elaine Fiore, a teacher at Beechside Montessori who has successfully implemented K-12 Food Rescue at her school and is a passionate advocate to see the program spread throughout Broward County and Florida. More to come on these incredible student leaders making a difference in their school and inspiring others to follow their lead.
One of the great privileges of my life was to have been raised by a father whose vocation was teaching children with special needs. For the first 9 years of my own teaching career, I followed in his footsteps.
So without a doubt it brings me great joy this Christmas season to share the impact your gift has made in ways perhaps never imagined or intended. Thank you for giving. The lives of the children in this video and many others have been greatly impacted by your generosity. The photo above is each linked to a brief video that shares their story. I hope you check it out and are blessed. For info on involving more students in K-12 Food Rescue, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Food Rescue Executive Director
Food rescue is about helping people out if they are in need of food. What we do is we save all of the food that people don’t eat in the cafeteria and they put it in the fridge or in the pantry. The sustainability group of Panther Ambassadors goes and counts it all. Then volunteers take it to a local church and then the church gives the food to people in need.
Finnigan Smith & Andrew Smith
Food Rescue is important because so much food goes to waste every day, some people don’t have as much food as we do. A lot of people take food for granted and throw away all of the extra food. This was an issue until food rescue came along. Food rescue is made to help people who don’t have food. As a food rescue members, we know that we have food rescue at our school because we are a good school. This club has helped us learn how much food gets thrown away each day.
Olivia Carty and Haley Schatko
What is Food Rescue?
Food rescue is when people save the package food that they didn’t eat. Then we count it and package it up then we send it to people who need it.
Why is food rescue important?
Food rescue helps people that don’t have money for food. In Promise Road Elementary, we work together and make sure everyone gets food.
Written by Emily and Talah