UCARE

Wismer on Wheels

Wismer on Wheels is an on-campus, student-run organization that simultaneously combats Wismer food waste and community food insecurity.

Wismer on Wheels helps reduce food waste from the Wismer kitchen by donating leftovers to a local food kitchen: Manna on Main. Manna on Main serves meals restaurant style to members of the Lansdale community and provides additional services like groceries, financial aid, and educational resources. Food is collected from Wismer after lunch and dinner services each day by our volunteers, and deliveries go out twice each week. Through this process, we save thousands of pounds of food each semester from being thrown away while giving back to our local community.

As of November 2019, we are proud to be a registered chapter of the Food Recovery Network. This national network supports food recovery organizations like us with funding and resources. By joining the FRN, we hope to expand the efficiency and outreach of Wismer on Wheels both on and off campus.

We hold interest meetings at the beginning of each semester to recruit volunteers for packaging and delivery shifts. If you’d like to get involved, please reach out to us at wismeronwheels@ursinus.edu to schedule a training session! We’d be glad to welcome you into our dedicated team.