Students from the University of Maryland who were amazed at the amount of food that was thrown out of cafeterias and after sporting events decided to take action and reduce the amount of food waste in their community. They formed the Food Recovery Network, which picks up leftover food and delivers it to shelters instead of letting it end up in the trash. The initiative has expanded, and last year, students at 12 campuses saved 120,000 pounds of food.

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