Food rescue partnership reaches 100,000-pound milestone

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Erin Blasko | July 22, 2020

The University of Notre Dame has reached a milestone in its relationship with Cultivate Food Rescue: 100,000 pounds of food donated to the nonprofit to battle hunger and reduce food waste.

Since 2017, the University has donated 102,622 pounds of excess food to the food rescue organization from dining, athletics and special events, including home football and basketball games.

That’s the equivalent of 82,097 meals, with a tax value of more than $374,000.

“In the U.S., food waste is estimated at between 30 and 40 percent of the food supply,” said Carol Mullaney, senior director of sustainability at Notre Dame. “At Notre Dame, we are committed to tackling this problem, first through source reduction and, secondly, by getting consumable food to people who need it. Cultivate has been an invaluable partner to enable us to provide meals to those in need in our community.”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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