UMD Students Recover Dining Hall Food, Feed Needy
The Food Recovery Network, founded by UMD student Ben Simon, donates leftover college dining hall food to the hungry.
Tired of seeing uneaten food from his UMD dining hall go to waste when so many in the area were going hungry, Ben Simon decided something needed to be done.
The program, Simon told MSNBC, gives students a way to give back, helps universities improve their bottom line by reducing food waste, and helps feed hungry people in the area.
According to MSNBC, although The Food Recovery Network began as a project at UMD, after learning that 75 percent of colleges and universities did not have food recovery programs, Simon, with the help of UMD, worked to expand the program.