Liberty Resources DePalmer House Grateful for Donation from Food Recovery Network
May 1, 2016
Throughout the semester, the Food Recovery Network, a SUNY ESF and SU student run volunteer organization, has brought generous donations of unused food from campus dining halls for the residents of DePalmer House. The latest donation of pizzas, stuffed shells, bread sticks, rice, vegetables, Buffalo chicken casserole, and bagels will last for many days.
“The food donated by Food Recovery Network of ESF and SU is unbelievably helpful to the program and the residents were so appreciative,” states Kristen Reed, Program Supervisor of HIV Services at Liberty Resources. “I was almost moved to tears with the students’ kindness and generosity and their interactions with the residents here. The
students stayed and helped us put the food into containers and interacted with the folks here. They were wonderful.”
The Food Recovery Network is student run volunteer organization at the crossroads of social justice and waste reduction on SUNY ESF and SU campuses. Working with dining halls on both campuses and charitable organizations throughout the city, students recover prepared but unused food from dining halls and donate it to charitable organizations and people in need.
Since its opening in 1994, DePalmer House has provided transitional housing for more than 700 homeless individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, with the ultimate goal of helping residents attain self-sufficiency and safe, affordable permanent housing of their choice. DePalmer House offers linkages with a wide variety of services including social services, local case management programs, health care, transportation, and other resources.