NEW YORK – On Wednesday, May 11, the Boston Bruins received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Merit Award for their efforts in food waste recovery and prevention. Since the beginning of the season, the Bruins have collected and donated prepared but untouched food after each home game at TD Garden.
In partnership with Delaware North Companies Sportservice and the Boston Rescue Mission, the Bruins' food recovery initiative has diverted 6,950 pounds of food waste from landfill while providing the Mission with 5,219 meals. The Bruins' Rock and Wrap It Up! program captured the front page headline of the January 18, 2011, edition of the Boston Globe and was featured on the “Making a Difference” segment on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in April.