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Recover Rochester

Recover Rochester

RIT students are hungry for a good cause!

As a student, you’ve probably enjoyed a meal at one of RIT’s many dining locations. But, have you ever wondered what happens when their doors close for the day? What about all of that leftover food? Well, you’ll be happy to know that it isn’t ALL given to the Gracie’s-fed deer.

Actually, the food is given away, thanks to students at RIT who are involved with Recover Rochester. As part of the Food Recovery Network's national efforts, Recover Rochester is both a nonprofit and volunteer organization dedicated to help fight hunger in the Rochester community.

Started in December of 2012 by a few founding members, this group is dedicated to donating their time, vehicles, and other resources to help feed the hungry people of Rochester by taking leftover food from campus. Collecting, freezing, weighing, taking inventory, transporting, and delivering the food is all part of their process.  Currently, Recover Rochester is gathering food from Commons, Gracie’s, Brick City, and Crossroads.

As the holiday season is approaching, efforts to provide holiday meals is a big priority! If you are interested in getting involved, their weekly meetings are Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30pm in NRH 3250 and are open to anyone interested. Visit their Facebook page for more information!

Don’t forget to use #RITStudentLife to share your experience with us!

Posted by:
Eliza Austin
Digital Content Manager
Assessment, Technology, and Communications
Division of Student Affairs

Video Credit:
Paula Ospina
Photographer/ Videographer
Assessment, Technology, and Communications
Division of Student Affairs