Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.29 / 6.00 Pat Clelland
Resident District Manager
ZagDining, by Sodexo
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
20

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
36.33

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):

As a Real Food Challenge campus, we followed the Real Food Challenge criteria. The assessment was completed by a Student Assistant in the Office of Sustainability. Our results have been verified and posted on the RFC website.

For assessment of plant-based purchases, the methodology is as follows: 1. Reviewed same data that was assessed for the RFC calculation. 2. Determined which products were plant-based, using knowledge of the products purchased, item descriptions, information from suppliers and AASHE resources on criteria clarification. 3. Tabulated results by category. This was done using an excel spreadsheet and the Inventory document available on the AASHE STARS website.


Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:
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 Yes
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions Yes Yes

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$1 million - $4.9 million

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

As a signatory to the Real Food Challenge that has achieved the 20% target, we are committed to sourcing community based and ethically sourced foods. We work closely with suppliers, including the local food hub, LINC, to support the regional food systems. This has allowed LINC to expand in the area providing more buyers for local farmers and increasing sales.


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