Oberlin Food Rescue


During the 2016/2017 academic year, the RCT has been working with CDS, local restaurants, OSCA, and Oberlin Community Services (OCS) to support the food rescue initiatives of OCS. OCS has established a goal of making Oberlin's food system be a closed system, with zero waste. Community restaurants have started to partner with OCS to redistribute leftover prepared and unprepared food to community members at their food pantry. This year, the RCT and CDS recyclers have begun bringing leftover prepared meals from Stevenson to OCS twice a week. We are working with OCS to expand both of these efforts in the coming years. 

Getting Involved

There is a great need for student volunteers to help with food delivery. The Oberlin College Food Recovery Network is a chartered student organization that serves to provide this volunteer support to all food rescue efforts in Oberlin, whether from CDS, OSCA, or restaurants in town. If you are interested in getting involved with the great work that OCS is doing to reduce food waste in our community, please contact Kelly McCarthy (kmccarth@oberlin.edu), Morgan Stein (mstein@oberlin.edu), or Jen Krakower (jkrakowe@oberlin.edu) about becoming a member of the Food Recovery Network, getting on our email list, and signing up for Food Rescue Runs!