Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
OP-T2-9: Food Donation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sabrina Pashtan
Sustainability Coordinator
Dining Services
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Does the institution donate leftover or surplus food?:

A brief description of the food donation program:

Dining Services donates on a daily basis to several local food banks and shelters through BU's Community Service Center’s Student Food Rescue (SFR) which was founded by a group of BU student volunteers in the spring of 1988, and has since become an integral part of the CSC.

Volunteers collect nearly 150,000 pounds of food annually from Boston restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, grocery surplus facilities and coffee shops. SFR organizes 21 weekly food runs, which salvage food from donor sites and deliver it to area pantries and shelters. SFR also organizes other one-time opportunities and events throughout the year, specifically during Hunger Awareness Week in the fall.

The website URL where information about the food donation program is available:

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