Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.02
Liaison Zachary Czuprynski
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Prescott College
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.44 / 6.00 Zachary Czuprynski
Sustainability Coordinator
Green Mountain Center for Sustainablity
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:

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

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):

The timeframe spans the most recent academic year (Aug 2020 through May 2021). Total expenditures were calculated by adding all receipt totals during this timeline. Most itemized purchase orders were already separated into the following categories: grains, canned and dried, produce, and dairy with the former three being used to indicate "plant-based foods." Other purchases such as tea/coffee, syrups, frozen fruit, and oils were added and included as "plant-based foods." The final category that added separated to the sheet is "plant-based meats" which included orders for meat substitutes like Beyond Burgers. Sodas and energy drinks were not included in this list.

Food and beverage items added to the "Certification" list were either explicitly noted on receipts (e.g. FTO Sumatra Coffee) or were investigated on company websites to check for certain certifications.

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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No ---
Student-run food/catering services No ---
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) No ---
Convenience stores No ---
Vending services No ---
Concessions No ---

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
Less than $500,000

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

All ground beef is from a local range-fed small sustainable farm <250 miles away. Eggs, milk, and half of the years produce comes from come from <250 miles away.

Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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