Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date May 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Hope College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.19 / 4.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
4.80

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Please see the document attached up above and refer to the tab "2015-2016 STARS Qualified."


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
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A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Hope College Dining Services is dedicated to providing the best possible dining experience, while also making sustainable choices in the purchasing of their food and beverage products. Hope works with Gordon Food Services to obtain a list of all local manufacturers and growers, and from that list determines where to purchase products. Hope also contracts directly with some local growers, such as for apples, dairy products, and dairy products.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Our primary supplier, GFS, provides us with access to the “Near Buy” report. This report can give us all suppliers and growers that we have purchased from within 150 miles of our location. In addition, all of our purchases from our dairy cooperative, meat market, apple orchard, bagel supplier, sorbet manufacturer and local bakery are considered local.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
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Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status ---
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) ---
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification ---
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) ---

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

Excess prepared food in good condition is donated to a local Community Kitchen on a daily basis. This organization opens their doors to anyone in the community in need of a meal and support.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.