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Food Recovery Network


The Food Recovery Network at Radford University was started by the Sustainability Leadership Team interns in 2017. In partnership with Dining Services, volunteers pick up good, leftover food from campus locations and deliver it to Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, an organization that prepares meals and feeds people in need. 

We're always looking for reliable volunteers. Food recovery and delivery operations start at 8AM on Wednesday and Friday mornings and are usually complete by 9AM. Volunteers load food into coolers, transport it to RF Daily Bread, and unload it, count it, and weight it, and then return to campus.

We need crew leaders and volunteers for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. If you're interested, send an email to Josh Nease at

Fill It Forward

Every time a Highlander refills a resuable water bottle, scans a barcode sticker that's been placed on that water bottle with the Fill it Forward app, Cupanion gives clean water to a person in need.

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Student Leadership Opportunities

The 500 Club

Every time Radford University Professor Dr. Justin Askins goes out hiking, he also picks up trash that other people have left behind. He hasn't kept track of the amount of trash or pieces of litter he's cleaned up, but knows that it adds up fast. From his perspective, if everyone did this, there'd be no more litter on our trails and along our walking paths. 

This gave him the idea to promote and encourage others to pick up litter that he's calling "The 500 Club". 

When you're out hiking or walking, pick up the litter you see and count it. Work your way up to 500 pieces and you'll make it to the trail steward Hall of Fame - The 500 Club. 

Take photos of yourself along the way and send updates:

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