In Novemnber of 2015, we received an inquiry on our website from, Shiloh Corrin, and school teacher and Robotics coach in western Iowa, and she said the following.
Hello, we are a local robotics group that is implementing a community project to reduce food waste at our school. We would love to share what we are doing at our community and take any suggestions you might have. We are excited to see your plan and it has given us much guidance! Thank you!
While the Tri-Center Bounty Hunters will be making guest blog post on our foodrescue.net blog, they recently presented their project accomplishments to the Iowa Department of Education we wanted to applaud and say great job! Here are some bullet points from their report:
The Difference our Project Made:
- We collected an average of 45 pounds of food waste per day.
- We will eliminate 3½ tons of food waste from landfills in one school year.
- We will feed 15-20 feeder pigs per day. This will save the farmer $50 per week in feed costs.
- We shared our project with many groups and community members.
- We have connected with the Iowa Department of Education and have been recognized for our food waste solution.
- We are working with the Iowa Department of Education for a grant to support our Bounty Hunters project.
- We aim to continue to educate our community about food waste reduction.
- We developed a website and email address to share our findings and to help spread the word on food waste reduction.
- Check out our project at http://tcbountyhunters.com/