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Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Saint John's University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jacob Saffert
Sustainability Fellow
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:
19.47

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:

Saint John’s University Dining Services serves a variety of locally-sourced foods. Some local sources include Plum Crazy Orchard, Kemp's Dairy, St. Joseph Meat Market, Klein's Honey Farm, Gaia Garden Designs, Dutch Maid Bakery, Gold'n Plump, Forest Mushrooms. These and other locally-sourced products are served in SJU dining rooms and on our catering menus. The Refectory also hosts monthly Local Foods Days to showcase local, seasonal foods throughout the school year.


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:

Saint John’s University Dining Services serves a variety of locally-sourced foods. Some local sources include Plum Crazy Orchard, Kemp's Dairy, St. Joseph Meat Market, Klein's Honey Farm, Gaia Garden Designs, Dutch Maid Bakery, Gold'n Plump, and Forest Mushrooms. These and other locally-sourced products are served in SJU dining rooms and on our catering menus. The Refectory also hosts monthly Local Foods Days to showcase local, seasonal foods throughout the school year.


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

SJU Dining Services staff works with the university's food and beverage providers to take inventory of sustainable food and beverage purchases.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2675104.22 US/Canadian $

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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Franchises No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions No No

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:

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