Public Health Sciences major Shannon Flynn working to connect dining halls with local homeless organizations

University of Massachusetts Public Health Sciences major Shannon Flynn

Shannon Flynn checks
the temperature of food being donated
(Courtesy of Katherine Davis-Young for NEPR)

November 15, 2016

Public Health Sciences major Shannon Flynn was among the University of Massachusetts Amherst students profiled for a New England Public Radio (NEPR) story about the campus chapter of the Food Recovery Network. Flynn is the co-president of the UMass chapter, which works with campus dining to get leftover food from the dining halls to homeless shelters and community organizations.

“So many people have come up to me and said, ‘Oh I wanted to do this!’ It just like, makes sense to people,” Flynn said. “They’re like, ‘Why aren’t we doing this already?’ It’s like, ‘We are!’”

Read or listen to the NEPR story here.