Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.40 / 6.00 Ray Kohl
Marketing Manager
Campus Dining & Shops
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
0.33

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
12.60

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):

Campus Dining and Shop's Inventory Control Software is capable of discerning the identity of vendors and products that fall within the sustainability category.


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 Yes Yes
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) Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions Yes Yes

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$5 million - $9.9 million

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

The Pride of New York Program promotes and supports the sale of agricultural products grown and food products processed within New York State. By supporting this initiative, we support local farmers and food manufacturers. It’s a win-win partnership that sustains local business development.

We know the importance of helping our community find and choose local products while building relationships with growers, food artisans, and food manufacturers right here in Western New York. To help students identify the products grown, produced and manufactured in New York our dining services has created the "Made In/Grown In New York" icon. We also have a maps of New York state in multiple food service locations and online which pinpoint the locations of the New York-based businesses who supply our kitchens.


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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