Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 6.00 Jennifer Hickey
Director of Dining Services
Dining Services
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
0.15

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
0.15

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):

We calculated the percentage of W&L Campus Garden sales sold to W&L's Dining operations. This information is for the 2018-2019 academic year.

W&L's main food distributor is U.S. Foods. We attempted to get information from them regarding this category, but were not able to get anything by the submission date. We will continue to work with them to see if we can better determine sustainable production/sourcing on their end.


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 No No
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:
$1 million - $4.9 million

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:
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Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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