Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-T2-9: Food Donation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Rial Tombes
Sustainability Coordinator
Dining Services
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Does the institution donate leftover or surplus food?:

A brief description of the food donation program:

Dining Services strives to be zero waste, but in the meantime much of our edible unconsumed food ends up in the Southwestern Virginia community instead of in the landfill. In 2007, Jacob Moyer, a student at Virginia Tech, was inspired by the recent tragedies on our campus and decided to create something positive in our community as we healed together. He began a dialogue with Dining Services’ now Director Ted Faulkner over how we handled food waste. Both Jacob and Ted were monumental in leading the department to donate excess food to those in need.

In early 2008, our “grab and go” items were donated to the Salvation Army five days a week from Au Bon Pain, Deet’s Place, DXpress, and Vet Med Café. Since then, we’ve added hot food items from D2 and Owens along with our “grab and go” items and regularly donate to two organizations that serve under the Feeding America umbrella.

For more information about organizations Virginia Tech Dining Services works with to donate food please see:

Feeding America, Southwest Virginia: http://www.faswva.org/

Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread: http://www.radfordpl.org/dailybread/

Children Feeding Child Ministry: http://www.wampit.com/Children-Feeding-Child-Mnstry---Roanoke-747358.html

The website URL where information about the food donation program is available:

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