The Food Recovery Network at Merrimack College is part of the national Food Recovery Network, a nonprofit organization that partners with on-campus dining services to rescue unserved, usable food.
Food Recovery Network is the largest student movement fighting food waste and hunger in America.
How It Works
Merrimack’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network recovers perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from our campus dining halls and donates it to those in need.
Food RecoveryEach week, our volunteers collect wholesome but unused food. This effort reduces waste for donors, lowers costs for our meal recipients and decreases the environmental burden associated with food disposal.
Meal PreparationUsing kitchen space on campus, we prepare family-style meals for more than 30 people each week.
Meal DeliveryWe provide to hunger relief organizations, low-income families and individuals throughout the surrounding community.
Would you like to volunteer with us and help make a difference in our community? As a volunteer, you’ll get out of the classroom and get hands-on experience working with food and the local community. You’ll also meet other students, collaborate with other campus clubs, sponsor social events and participate in Mack Gives Back.