Partnering with local partners to study food waste

This coming semester will be the second edition of our Alleviating Food Waste class. Last year we partnered with the Fredericksburg Food Co-op to study the types of food that are most often discarded (primarily due to expiration dates). This semester we added the Fredericksburg Food Bank and Sodexo (which operates our school dining halls). We’re also incorporating more work from the realm of nutrition. As word spreads about the positive impact of the course we’re expanding our partnerships which becomes a win-win. Students learn the latest on this massive problem and we reduce waste at home and through our partnerships. A win-win collaboration at a school that is known for it’s small class sizes and community engagement.

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