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    A Better Solution for Food Waste

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    College Student Turns
    Campus Leftovers into
    Meals for the Homeless

    Food Recovery Network

    Campus and restaurant leftovers and food waste are regulated. Ben Simon, a college senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, took on the task to change the complicated system impeded by protocol and red tape.

    He mobilized fellow students to feed the hungry with the food leftover on the college campus, instead of throwing away edible food. His mission became the Food Recovery Network, an organization run by students.

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    Ben Simon, Founder, Food Recovery Network

    Rachel Boyer


    Former staff writer and photographer. Rachel graduated from Nation Ford High School. She runs her own freelance photography business.