Campus Initiatives

Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network is the largest student movement against food waste and hunger in America.

In 2011, Ben, Mia, Cam, and Evan, students at the University of Maryland, College Park noticed good dining hall food ending up in the trash at the end of the night. By the end of the school year, FRN at UMD had recovered 30,000 meals to DC-area hunger-fighting nonprofits.

During the Spring 2012 semester, the second FRN chapter was founded at Brown University, and the two schools joined forces with two other campus food recovery programs at University of California, Berkeley and Pomona College.

In May 2013, the Sodexo Foundation provided FRN with founding funding to hire a full-time staff and transition into a professional nonprofit! Since then, we've swept the nation and made higher education the first sector where food recovery is the norm and not the exception.

WCCC Farm Program

WCCC's Agriculture programs provide the opportunity to not only receive a well-rounded education in the principles and practices of agriculture along with a focus on sound business practices, but to also tailor their program of study toward their individual interests through tracks in Animal Science, Plant/Crop Science and Agricultural Business. The Sustainable Agriculture program articulates smoothly into bachelor degree programs at Colorado Mesa University.

The WCCC Agricultural program began a farm project during the summer of 2016. This program is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about and put into practice sustainable farming. The Farm has provided produce for Sodexo's dining hall and retail salad bar. Sodexo at Colorado Mesa University now has the ability to purchase produce from a truly local source while being able to support the growth of the WCCC Farm and Agriculutural programming.