Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
OP-6: Food Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 6.00 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food procurement efforts is available:

Penn State Food Services strives to purchase from local suppliers whenever possible. In 2009 guidelines were developed to encourage Pennsylvania companies to partner with the University. 15.7% of Food Services food purchases are from PA sources.

The PA Pride Series highlights the local food purchasing initiative. The Program features the fare of two local farms per semester at the campus dining commons.

Penn State's Berkey Creamery supplies almost 250,000 gallons of milk consumed by students in the dining commons every year. Half of the milk come from a 225-cow herd at the Unversity's Dairy Production Research Center. The rest is purchased from local family farms.

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