Medical students saving unused food
Medical College of Georgia students collect left over food to give to the needy on the Augusta University Health Sciences campus

Eliminating Food Waste

Students at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are working to eliminate food waste on campus and help community partners feed the hungry.

The Augusta University Chapter of the Food Recovery Network was started by third-year MCG students Grace Koh and Michelle Lin. The Food Recovery Network is the largest national student-led movement fighting food waste and working to end hunger in the country.

Each weekday, three to four student volunteers from across the university, meet at one of the dining halls on campus after closing to collect food that has not been purchased that day, store it in aluminum tins and weigh it before delivering it to community partners like Garden City Rescue Mission, a local homeless shelter and the Ronald McDonald House, which provides housing to families whose children are receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.


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