Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.70
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sean Damitz
Director
Student Sustainability Office
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Expanded food recovery programs

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In addition to the Food Recovery Network and Student Nutrition Access Center (SNAC), which is also submitted as an innovation credit. USU has launched large scale programs to address food insecurity and food waste. The USU Campus Kitchen meets twice a week to provide hot meals from catering leftovers to SNAC. The Gleaning Team collected over 13,000 lbs. of produce this summer for SNAC and the Cache Community Food Pantry. Additionally, the Utah Conservation Corps provides four-season produce from their community urban farm. USU was also involved in in a grant funding AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, who will work on reducing campus food insecurity, at six campuses statewide.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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