Dining Services

Canned fruit on display at the Community Action Center food pantry.

Food Recovery Program

WSU's Food Recovery Program, which addresses food waste and food insecurity in the local area, is a unique partnership between WSU Dining Services, the Center for Civic Engagement, Athletics, and the Whitman County Community Action Center. 

Through the program, student volunteers repackage leftover food items from dining services into individual portions, which are distributed to community members in need through the Community Action Center food pantry. 

To date, the program has recovered more than 3,000 meals for community members facing food insecurity. Last year, more than 1,000 lbs of food were recovered and donated. 

Food items are also recovered from WSU Athletics concessions and its student dining operation.

Food Recovery Photo Gallery