Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.06
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Ball State University
OP-6: Food Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.69 / 6.00 Suzanne Clem
Marketing Coordinator
Dining Services
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food procurement efforts is available:

Ball State Dining Services purchases 14.1% of foodstuff from local sources, local being defined as food that is grown and processed within 250 miles of the university. Additionally, approximately 13.4% of all produce purchased on campus annually is local, representing over $78,000 of purchases in the 2009-2010 academic year. Purchasing local food helps mitigate the impacts of food transportation, supports local farmers and processors, helps strengthen local economies, and helps build a local food system while enhancing food security.

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