Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Raritan Valley Community College
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.12 / 6.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
0.82

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
2.22

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 dining contractor Gourmet Dining filled out the spreadsheet using data from April and May 2022. Note that the dining program was substantially reduced compared to previous years. They did not provide a plant-based foods number, just a local produce number.


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

In RVCC's cafe and cafeteria, Gourmet Dining features fair trade coffee and local produce (seasonally).


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Gourmet Dining did not provide any data about plant-based food.

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