Reducing Food Waste

We are committed to reducing food loss and waste by 50% by 2030 from our 2015 baseline. Although our goal is always to eliminate food waste before it is generated, there may still be instances when our operations have excess safe, unserved food available. Our food donation program provides this food to hunger relief agencies. We donate thousands of pounds of food each year to non-profit organizations, which help feed people in our communities and keep surplus prepared food out of landfills.

Make an Impact

Assist us in our journey to reducing food waste:

  • When dining in an all-you-care-to-eat location, take only what you plan to eat, you can always come back for more!
  • Connect with your Dining Service Manager to get involved in sustainability initiatives on campus.

Our Four Planet Priorities

Promoting planetary health on our path to net zero emissions. Review our Environmental, Social, Governance site for more information!

Gardener Harvesting from Indoor Garden

Source Sustainably

Source products that meet our standards for protection of people, animals, biodiversity, and the environment. 
Chef Bagging Vegetables

Minimize Food Waste

Reduce food waste by focusing on prevention, recovery, and recycling.
Cooking Utensils with Greens Behind

Embed Circularity

Redesign operations with circularity in mind, reduce consumption of single-use plastics and other disposables, and expand opportunities to reuse, recycle, and compost.
Chefs Cooking

Operate Efficiently

Conserve water and energy, and reduce fuel consumption.