University of Connecticut students enjoy the aqua fresca drink made from gleaned fruits and cucumbers during the recent Tasty Waste lunch event at the school

University of Connecticut students enjoy the aqua fresca drink made from gleaned fruits and cucumbers during the recent Tasty Waste lunch event at the school.

UConn students chow down on “waste”

The Tasty Waste Lunch fed over 1,200 students with a meal drawn from ingredients gleaned from perfectly good food originally destined for landfills.

University of Connecticut (UConn) Dining Services and the school’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) teamed up Sep. 21 on a complimentary “Tasty Waste” lunch prepared from foods destined for the landfill.

Held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and attended by 1,256 UConn students and other community members on a warm, sunny day, the event was designed to show students how much of the food they waste every day can still be put to use.

The meal was par

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