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. 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