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Razorback Food Recovery

Who We Are


Razorback Food Recovery is a student-led program that works to recover surplus food and redistribute it to those in need. Our partnership with Chartwells Dining Services allows volunteers to collect unused food from campus retail and dining locations for donation to community agencies in an effort to address the issues of food waste and hunger. RFR started in February, 2014 and we have since recovered over 130,000 pounds of food, in turn, providing over 108,300 meals to people in need across the Northwest Arkansas area.

What We Do

Razorback Food Recovery is responsible for picking up donations from all dining halls and various retail locations around campus. The recovered food items are packaged and delivered to community partner organizations, including the Full Circle Food Pantry, which uses our recovered food to feed staff and students in need.

How to Get Involved

Students can get involved with Razorback Food Recovery by serving as a volunteer on a weekly basis. Volunteers are needed for one or one and a half hour shifts to assist in recovery, packaging, and transporting the donated food items to our local partners, as well as promoting our program through outreach and awareness of food waste on campus.

Applications open during the first week of every semester. Find applications for volunteers here and applications for lead volunteers here.

How to Contact Us

Center for Community Engagement

Arkansas Union A643

(479) 575 4365


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Email: recovery@uark.edu

Website: service.uark.edu

Facebook: RazorbackFoodRecovery

Twitter: @ARfoodrecovery

Instagram: @razorbackfoodrecovery


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