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Mindful Waste

Community:

Barrington

Focus Areas:

  • Youth Education
  • Hunger Relief
  • School Program
  • Composting Education

Organization Mission:

Our mission is to eliminate food waste through education, prevention, and recovery.

Description:

We help schools eliminate food waste by establishing food recovery programs, so uneaten food is donated to local food pantries. We also provide K-5 lesson plans that focus on the environmental and ethical impacts of food waste. We have recently partnered with Smart Farm of Barrington to create a greenhouse and vermicomposting learning center, where we will host school groups.

Collaboration:

We hope to collaborate with other organizations to expand our food recovery program and help glean more produce

Volunteer Needs:

We are in need of volunteers to help with zero waste and gleaning events. Please email us if interested!

Website:

www.mindfulwaste.org

Addition Information:

N/A

Contact information:

Jennifer Kainz, Co-founder
[email protected]
847-846-0816
P.O. Box 1433
Barrington, IL, 60011