Sustainability

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We do not contract out our food services but rather are self-operated and employ a local staff to prepare the food that is served on campus. All sales and excess funds benefit the local economy and the university. To further our efforts, we have partnered with the Office of Sustainability to identify future opportunities, fulfill Appalachian's strategic plan and be a leader of sustainable campuses nationally.

Local and Regional Impact

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Appalachian Food Services takes environmental sustainability seriously and advocates the concepts of "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle." We have partnered with the Office of Sustainability to identify future opportunities, fulfill Appalachian's strategic plan and be a leader of sustainable campuses nationally.

Always Local & Sustainable List

Appalachian Food Services has developed (and will continue to add to) an Always Local & Sustainable list of products served in our dining facilities. In the 2017-18 academic year, we purchased 25.71 percent of our food product from local sources.