Youth Role Models
Ben Simon is a co-founder of the Food Recovery Network (FRN), a non-profit organization that takes surplus foods from dining halls on college campuses and distributes them to hungry Americans. Simon founded FRN in 2011 when he was a student at the University of Maryland. Still involved with FRN, Simon is also the CEO of Imperfect Foods, a company that takes food not sold due to minor cosmetic defects and sells them at a discounted rate. In 2015, Forbes recognized him on its 30 Under 30 list. Learn more about the Food Recovery Network here and Imperfect Foods here.
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“Founding FRN with such amazing people has been the highlight of my life so far. The most inspiring part for me has been seeing the thousands of college students rallying around this, starting chapters, going on epic recoveries and committing to be lifelong leaders for social good.”
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