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Food Rescue Volunteer Secures $6,715 Grant

Addis Goldman '14, a volunteer with the Colorado Springs Food Rescue, has received a $6,715 grant to support the expansion of the student-run food rescue organization.

The grant comes from The Garden Hill Fund of The Mountain School, located in Vershire, VT. The Garden Hill Fund is a program of the Mountain School Alumni Initiative; Goldman attended the semester program in the spring of 2009.

The Colorado Springs Food Rescue (CSFR), founded by Colorado College students in 2013, seeks to intercept perishable food that would be thrown away and sustainably transport it to charities and non-profits that serve at-risk or hungry individuals.

Goldman, who worked on the grant with CSFR Director Daniel Lewis '14 and CSFR Grant Writer Jeremy Flood '15, said the funds would be directed toward creating and establishing multiple grocery programs throughout Colorado Springs. One such program is being established at Atlas Preparatory School, a charter school for low-income students in Colorado Springs co-founded by Tony Rosendo '02. In the program, excess healthy produce from a nearby grocery store would be delivered by volunteers weekly to the school and distributed to families of low-income students.

In additional grocery programs, groceries donated by local businesses, food producers, and restaurants will be distributed by bicycle to other community spaces. The goal is to establish five successful grocery programs in Colorado Springs by the end of June 2015, Goldman said.

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