Dylan J. Bondy
The idea for WeFightHunger arose from my efforts spearheading the Grinnell College chapter of Food Recovery Network (GCFRN)—a student organization I founded in Spring 2013 as a response to issues of overwhelming dining hall food waste and widespread hunger in rural Grinnell, Iowa. As president of GCFRN, I built a coalition of local hunger relief organizations, donors, church congregations, and student volunteers to create a sustainable local food recovery program. In February of 2014, GCFRN began collecting Grinnell College Dining Services’ excess food, distributing it three times weekly to local families in need at First Presbyterian Church. During our first semester, we successfully collected and distributed over 3,350 pounds of food. Now boasting a coalition of five donors, three non-profit organizations, and two local churches, the program is growing rapidly. In Fall of 2014, over 5,500 pounds of food were recovered—not a small figure in a town of only 9,600!
Today, I seek to expand my efforts in communities of need beyond this small college town. Having established a food recovery program before, I know it is by no means an easy task, but it is possible. Virtually every community in America has perfectly good food that goes to waste, while local families go hungry. I aim to identify communities that want to get involved, have excess food, food insecure families, and the capacity to create a sustainable food recovery program. WeFightHunger will empower these communities across the nation to win the fight against local food waste and hunger.
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