University of Toledo Student Food Pantry

Rocket Fuel

Rocket Fuel is a collaboration between the Food Recovery Network, the Division of Student Affairs, University Dining Services and the Student Food Pantry to reduce food waste and food insecurity at UToledo. Rocket Fuel packages food for the food pantry after major events and provides meal alerts to students who opt-in when there is food available on campus.

Sign up for Meal Alert!
Go to the meal alert page on Invonet, click to join and follow the instructions to opt-in to text alerts. Having trouble? Go to Student Advocacy and Support in Thompson Student Union Room 2521 for assistance.

Why Rocket Fuel?
Food waste is a growing problem in the United States. The Student Food Recovery Network (SFRN) has gathered unused food on campus since 2015, making sure it gets to people who can enjoy it. We’re committed to helping alleviate another big problem in our country: food insecurity.

Up to half of college students experience food insecurity (not knowing where their next meal will come from). University Dining Services is always looking for ways to minimize waste without risking a shortage at an event. SFRN teamed up with Student Advocacy and Support, which operates the student food pantry and University Dining Services to find a solution that helps everyone.

The University now has the resources to pay University Dining Services staff to make the food available to students. After events in the Thompson Student Union (for now), students will have access to food in the Trimble Lounge after meetings or events finish their meal times. Dining staff also will package food after large catering events like athletic events and freeze the food for distribution to the student food pantry.

Nutrition or ingredient questions? Please email foodpantry@utoledo.edu

About Food Recovery Network
Food Recovery Network fights waste and feeds people by taking unserved food from the dining halls and local businesses and transporting it to those in need. Food Recovery Network partners with UToledo student organizations and businesses in the Toledo community to help collect and deliver food to those in need. FRN also is committed to educating the public on food waste and hunger in America.

To join the Food Recovery Network, send an email to utfoodrecoverynetwork@gmail.com or request to join here on InvoNet.

 

 

Last Updated: 6/30/19