Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Monterey Bay
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.13 / 6.00 Lacey Raak
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning and Development
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
0

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
71

An inventory of food and beverage purchases that qualify as sustainably/ethically produced:
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):

Our food service provider contract ended in Spring 2020, due to COVID and we were not able to include data regarding the first element, however, "0" does not accurately reflect the accomplishments of campus. We used the spreadsheet submitted last year to provide a sample of the produce that was purchased and kept the same percentage from the previous report on "Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods", although that is likely an undercount.


Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:
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Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the inventory/assessment?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes No
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$5 million - $9.9 million

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

2021 submission year used the same data from 2020 because our food service was cancelled due to COVID and there was no staff to provides updated information. However, AASHE review found this unacceptable, so although we made many achievement regarding sustainable food purchasing (Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced) in 2019-2020, none of that is acceptable to share and the 2018-19 data was not acceptable because we did version 2.2 and the previous data was in 2.1. We regret and disagreed with this unfair representation of our campus efforts, but we are glad the produce numbers were still accepted.


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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