Paul Oberg Jeffers CEO presents WRAP Award to Chuck Anderson, Principal, Bayview Elementary School - Waconia and Barb Schank, District Food Services Director
These Jeffers Foundation website pages are designed to make it easy to find ways to reduce waste in elementary school lunchrooms. Come back often for updates and ideas.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency did a study "Digging Deep Through School Trash," which showed that almost 24% of the total waste generated is food waste.
Jeffers directors, Dar Fosse and Mike Fairbourne, brought this information to the Jeffers Board with the recommendation that we initiate WRAP - Waste Reduction Awareness Program, Jeffers effort to identify elementary schools which have successful lunchroom food waste reduction programs.
Three schools were recognized with a cash award for the effective programs they are implementing: Clara Barton Open School - Minneapolis; Bayview Elementary School - Waconia and Garlough Environmental
Magnet School - West St Paul. Many other schools submitted applications and were given a recognition certificate. Much of the information we share came from the application forms submitted to Jeffers