Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
IN-8: Dining Services Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Amy Jackson
General Manager
Bon Appetit
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Is at least one on-campus dining hall or food service outlet certified by one or more of the following organizations?:
Yes or No
Food for Life (Food for Life Served Here award) No
The Food Recovery Network (Food Recovery Verified) Yes
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) (Two Star or higher) No
Green Seal (GS-55 Standard for Restaurants and Food Services) No
Leaders for Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) No
Nordic Swan No
Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) No
Sustainable Restaurant Association (Food Made Good, Two Stars or higher) No
An equivalent third party certification approved by AASHE No

Approximately what proportion of on-site food service outlets (by location or sales) are third party certified?:
50 percent or more

A list or brief description of each certified dining hall or food service outlet, including the certification earned:

Macalester participates in the national Food Recovery Network. All food comes out of their main kitchen (CafeMac) and from there any prepared food that is untouched is packaged and reheated for houseless encampments in the Twin Cities.

Macalester is awaiting the results of our request for the FRN Verification. Our application for renewal was submitted recently; we had an unusual case as our previous nonprofit partner was no longer able to take our recovered food after the pandemic began, and we pivoted to working with encampments in the Twin Cities through mutual aid networks (as opposed to official nonprofit organizations). After conversations with FRN staff, we were told our operation would still qualify for verification even without the official nonprofit partner. At this point, we are simply awaiting the updated listing.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable dining certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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