By the numbers: Iowa State and Food at First partnership


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Karen Otto, head cook at Hawthorn Market and Café, stands in front of a display that contains food options that ISU Dining can donate to Food at First in Ames.

Maddy Arnold

Iowa State has partnered with Food At First to donate leftover food from ISU Dining. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the program.

Where the leftovers come from:

11 ISU Dining cafes

3 — Convenience stores run by ISU Dining

1 Catering serivice

Where the leftovers go:

25,000 meals per year that Food At First makes

40,000 people Food At First feeds through its food pantry

To read the full story on Iowa State’s and Food at First’s new leftover program, click here.