Food Fighters: Student-Powered Hunger Relief

As a project of the Environmental Leadership Program, Food Fighters: Student-Powered Hunger Relief aims to fight for food justice by reducing food waste on campus and food insecurity within the Jacksonville community. This food recovery program collects leftover food from the Osprey Café, campus convenience stores and special events. Volunteers then use the donations to provide nutritious meals to be served through our community partners, the Northeast Florida AIDS Network and Sulzbacher Center.


This project was awarded a $10,000 United Way of Northeast Florida Upstream Grant.


The Food Fighters look forward to continuing their success and expanding their mission to include other sources of food waste, nutrition and food justice educational events for our participants and students.

Project Partners

Dept of Nutrition UNF Dining
Food Recovery Network



Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist with food recovery efforts on a weekly basis. If you would like to learn more and get involved, you can join the Food Fighters: Student-Powered Hunger Relief Facebook group or email



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