Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | EPA recognizes Pitt for efforts to reduce what ends up in landfills

By February 20, 2019August 4th, 2022Media

Serving about 30,000 meals a day to students at its campus in Oakland, the University of Pittsburgh was bound to have some of that food wind up languishing in a landfill.

By Stephanie Ritenbaugh

“Last year, we recovered 5.2 tons of food,” said Matthew Dupont, vice president of Food Rescue Heroes. The group also coordinates with Pittsburgh-based 412 Food Rescue, as well as the nationally focused Food Recovery Network that works with schools. This month, the EPA recognized Pitt for its efforts.

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