Student Chapters

Started by students, driven by passion.

Chapters play a crucial role in building food sharing networks. By volunteering, fundraising, and advocating, organizers can work with Sharing Excess to promote food security in their community. Chapters can be powered by college students, high schoolers, or everyday community heroes.

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what do chapters do?

Make meaningful impact on campus and in the community.

Food Rescue

Rescue surplus food from local food businesses with the help of our team and technology. You can track your chapter's impact, engage volunteers, and form a powerful network.

Pop-Up Distributions

Organize and host food distributions on campus and in your community. We'll help you source food and set up so you can distribute and spread the word about SE.

Meal Swipe Donations

Student meal swipes often go to waste. Your chapter can collect unused & donated meal swipes and redirect them to students who may be facing food insecurity on campus.


Be a voice for food security and waste reduction. Engage in educational initiatives and work with stakeholders to create policies that ensure a sustainable and equitable food system on campus.


Create fundraisers that support our mission and your chapter. From marathons to game nights, food drives to concerts, we encourage you to get creative–the sky is the limit!


Lend a helping by volunteering with your chapter. Whether it's with SE, or another organization, you can get people together to make meaningful local impact.

Active Chapters

Our active chapters are the heartbeat of our organization, bringing the food rescue movement to life in communities across the globe. These passionate and dedicated groups of individuals are at the forefront of our mission, driving change, and making a tangible impact in the fight against food waste and hunger.

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Don't just take our word for it – hear from our incredible chapter leaders who are driving our food rescue movement forward. Their inspiring stories and experiences highlight the transformative power of our active chapters and the meaningful impact they have on communities:

Temple University

"Getting the opportunity to organize and work with and for my community has meant so much to me. Meeting new people and working together to come up with creative solutions for permeating problems has changed my life!" - Olivia

Drexel University

"“I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to organize and directly help communities around me. nothing beats being there, doing the work, seeing the impact and helping others to do the same!- Julie

University of Pittsburgh

"The impact of a single chapter is a badge of honor, but the best part about joining the SE Family is the lasting relationships you will carry with you even after your time as a student leader has ended.” - Jeremy

Looking to start a chapter?

Are you ready to be the driving force behind a food rescue revolution in your community? Starting a Sharing Excess chapter is your opportunity to make a lasting impact, create positive change, and transform your passion for reducing food waste into meaningful action.

Creating a chapter is about more than just tackling food waste – it's about building a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your dedication and enthusiasm.

Don't worry, you won't be alone on this journey. We provide you with the resources, guidance, and support you need to successfully start and run your chapter. From training materials to ongoing mentorship, we're with you every step of the way to ensure your chapter thrives.

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