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Warrior Food Recovery

Warrior Food Recovery Program

In January 2017, Eastern Connecticut State University announced a new program to decrease food waste throughout the university’s dining services. The idea was proposed by Jeffrey Kwolek, the senior director of Eastern’s dining services and is now continued by Joseph Salvaggio.

The goal of this program is to deliver left over food to the Willimantic Covenant Soup Kitchen in attempts to reduce food waste and feed those who need it. With help from student leaders Zachary Stygar, Wali Mohammad, Sarah Tricarico and Goy Voladate, the program started within a month and has quickly become a success among its community.

Left-over fresh and unspoiled food is delivered to the soup kitchen twice a week and the results have been more than positive.

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Program Impact

Total Trays Delivered

211 Total Trays Delivered

Total Mouths Fed

5,275 Total Mouths Fed

Amount of Food Saved

2,719 Pounds of Food Saved

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