Award-Winning Food Rescue Squad

Students Rescue Food from Cafeteria for Less Fortunate

Saint Ignatius School’s Food Rescue Squad, an environmental and socially conscious student group, was recently recognized by the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District and presented with the 2018 Youth Save the Food Award.

The Food Rescue Squad collects extra food items from the cafeteria each day. On Wednesdays, they sort the accumulated food items by product, and check all the expiration dates. On Thursday, a volunteer from Corpus Christi Food Pantry picks up the donated food items for those less fortunate.

The Food Rescue Squad rescued 2,900 meals during the 2017-18 school year. This is food that would have otherwise been wasted in the landfill. Instead, hungry people in our community benefited from these meals. Beth Reynolds, the cafeteria manager, oversees the Food Rescue Squad. Forty years ago, her mother was one of the founders of the Corpus Christi food pantry.

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