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Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a national non-profit with a mission to reduce food waste and combat food insecurity through the recovery and distribution of edible food waste. There are 230 chapters at colleges and universities around the nation. UC San Diego's chapter started in 2016 and works on and off-campus to recover food waste from dining halls, Farmer's Markets, and grocery stores to feed students and community members facing food insecurity.

Places Recovered Food Comes From:

  • HDH Dining Halls and Markets
  • Leucadia Farmer's Market
  • Campus Farmer's Market
  • Target (on UC San Diego main campus) 
  • UCSD Thornton Hospital
  • Cash n Carry
  • Vons

FRN Partnerships:

  • Feeding San Diego - Retail Rescue Program 
  • San Diego Food Bank - Fresh Rescue Program

FRN Food Distributions

Food Distributions at One Miramar St. a.k.a. "OMS" (or Grad/Family Housing)

Fall Quarter 2022 FRN food distributions will be on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the One Miramar St. a.k.a. "OMS" (or Grad/Family Housing, located at 3605 Miramar St.) Triton Food Pantry. No appointment necessary, we just ask that you please bring a reusable bag to store your selected items!

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Food Distributions at The Hub (in Student Center A)

Fall Quarter 2022 FRN food distributions will be on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at The Hub, located in Student Center A (right next to the original Triton Food Pantry). Please note that FRN's Tuesday food distributions will be held under a joint collaboration with the Triton Food Pantry. No appointment necessary, we just ask that you please bring a reusable bag to store your selected items!

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Connect With Us

To learn more about UC San Diego's FRN Chapter or how to volunteer, connect with us on Facebook or Instagram @frnucsd or email us at frn@ucsd.edu

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Food Recovery Network In Action

UC San Diego's FRN Chapter is a key partner in helping us divert edible food "waste" and give back to our campus community in need. Follow the EcoNauts as they go behind the scenes to see things in action and hear from the people who make the magic happen!

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Sustainability Student Organization of the Year Award 2018-2019

The UC San Diego Sustainability Awards recognizes individuals and groups that have made the campus more sustainable—from managing campus gardens to supporting food recovery for students who need it most. UC San Diego's FRN Chapter won the 2018-2019 Student Group Award. They recovered 16,387 pounds of food for the academic year.