Radford University students help fight hunger, donate leftover dining hall food

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RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Radford University students are helping to fight hunger in the city by donating leftover dining hall food to the local food bank.

“There was a need for it,” said Karla Colina, a Radford University senior.

“Radford has some food insecurity so making sure that the university is a great outlet to help them.”

As a part of the Food Recovery Network chapter, students line up at Dalton Hall to bring leftover meals to the Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread every Wednesday and Friday morning.

“I know that everyday people are fed with the food we bring them,” said Colina.

“It never goes to waste down there.”

According to a report by Feeding America, 20 percent of people living in the City of Radford are food insecure and more than 590,000 pounds of food are needed to fill the meal gap.

On one occasion, students have donated upward of 200 pounds of food at one time. 

Colina hopes to make ‘Food Recovery Network’ an official club soon.

Food Recovery Network is a national non-profit that partners with college campuses to fight hunger across the country.

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