Our mission is to provide education of food waste to students in the Spokane Public Schools while creating a community that implements food recovery methods focused on the profound impact it has on the lives in the Spokane community.
We envision a community devoted to reducing food waste in regional Spokane schools and effectively eradicating hunger for the youth in the community.
- 11 Participating Schools
- 12,000 lbs of Food Recovered
- 200 Volunteer Hours
Reproduce 81 is powered by the students in Spokane School District 81. We provide food recovery methods, education of food waste, and a platform for hunger relief volunteering.
How it works
- Students donate food that would otherwise go to waste in a Reproduce 81 bin.
- Members of the Club take the bin to the designated food pantry.
- The food pantry then distributes it to local hunger relief programs and food banks.
We couldn't do what we do without the help of our partners and sponsors.
Josh Hechtman | Program Leader & Founder
Currently a student at Lewis and Clark High School, growing up in the Spokane Public Schools he noticed the great amount of food wasted by students. After lunch, students would casually throw away an unopened bag of chips or an unopened granola bar without even thinking twice. Meanwhile, 1 in 5 children in our community do not know where their next meal will come from. After learning this and taking into account how much food was going to waste in our local schools, he knew he had to do his part to reduce hunger in Spokane. As a result, he created ReProduce 81.