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For Your Community

Your Sodexo dining team is made up of people right from your local community who are proud to serve you every day.

From menu and event planning, to community food drives and wellness education, your local dining team wants to make sure you have an exceptional experience whenever you dine with us.

Food Recovery Network

    The Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a national student movement that strives to minimize hunger and food waste in America. The organization started at the University of Maryland in 2011, and in December 2015, UH Manoa became the first certified FRN chapter in Hawaii. Every Friday, members of the FRN arrive at Gateway Café and Campus Center Food Court to gather food such as rice, chicken, corn, and steamed vegetables. As these two facilities are not in operation over weekends, the food would otherwise be thrown away on Fridays. When FRN volunteers arrive, they ensure that the food is properly labeled, weighed, and transported to the Institute for Human Services where those with difficult access to food can receive a hot meal.  Current president of the FRN UH Manoa chapter, Jenny Park, is a strong believer in the mission of FRN. She says, “I thought that this organization gave students and community members a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community in a simple but impactful way, and since I was especially interested in working with underserved communities, this seemed to be a great fit.” 
    Over the course of the past year, FRN has been faced with challenges in its leadership and volunteer numbers. Since Spring 2016, Jenny has been working hard to continue operations on campus. The former president, Heather Fucini spearheaded the chapter organization and was doing most of the food transportation to the IHS. In speaking of her beginnings in FRN, Jenny stated, “it became a challenge to coordinate since our volunteers were either residing on campus and did not have cars, or had vehicles that were too small to fit the amount of food we would be receiving realistically at each recovery. As the Fall 2016 semester began, we were still looking for a stable solution to this issue.” However, with much dedication, Jenny, along with the help of generously willing volunteers, has successfully continued to move forward with food recovery. 
    In its first semester of operation, Spring 2016, FRN recovered a total of 2,106 pounds of food. Since its inception, FRN at UH Manoa has recovered a total of over 7,000 pounds of food as of March 2017. Below are photos of the FRN volunteers as they package food for transport at Gateway Cafe.
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Click here to check out the story from UH News about the Food Recovery Network at UH Manoa.

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National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

Manoa Dining Services held a National Peanut Butter & Jelly community event during the Spring Semester of 2016 to raise enough Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches to donate to the Institute for Human Services. In less than 2 hours enough community members had shown up to the event to make over 1,000 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches! For more information about our community events and to participate in our future events follow us on Social Media!
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Stop Hunger

Sodexo is committed to fighting hunger and malnutrition by engaging the entire Sodexo community including employees, customers, clients and suppliers. 17 million children in the United States are at-risk of hunger. Join us and together we can end childhood hunger.


Sodexo is also committed to supporting local community development and sourcing local, seasonal and sustainably grown or raised products. We proudly purchase products from over 1400 local farms to feed students and guests in the same state or region.

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