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Penn Dining and Bon Appetit join the nationwide Food Recovery Network

April 13, 2015

Last spring Penn students from Professor Mary Summers’ Politics of Food Class approached Penn Dining and its food service provider Bon Appetit about working with Feeding America, a national organization that works with local food banks to address hunger in this country. Feeding America put Bon Appetit in touch with its regional partner Philabundance which in turn identified a local agency, Salvation Army Pioneers to begin receiving food donations from Penn. At the start of the 2014 fall semester, a pilot was launched at 1920 Commons.  Food prepared in 1920 Commons but not served in a given week is frozen, and donated to the Salvation Army. This semester, the program expanded to Hill’s dining facility.

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