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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has begun a food recovery program to help reduce food waste and provide meals to those in need within their community. Named “Broncho Bites”, the university will take leftover food from their main dining facility and transport it to a partner of a local food bank in the area.  This article goes through the process of the program as well as what they will do with food that is not picked up by the community. If the food is not used to help alleviate food insecurity in the area, it will be composted to fertilize the campus’ gardens and reduce greenhouse emissions. The university’s hope is to install a composter on campus within the next year. With the increase in awareness of food waste, I think majority of universities will begin to follow this path in the near future.