Sustainability

Sustain Appalachian logoAppalachian Food Services is self-operated making us “local” in every sense of the word.

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.

We want to:

  • Advocate the concepts of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”
  • Help reduce Appalachian’s environmental impact
  • Build local partnerships and provide a market for local farmers to move their goods
  • Help develop a stronger local economy by using local products in the dining concepts

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.

Local Food

Appalachian Food Services is self-operated making us "local" in every sense of the word. 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. 

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. These items include: Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee, NC grits, organic tempeh and tofu, fresh chicken, North Fork Farms ground beef and bratwurst, apples, sweet potatoes and more.