Your William & Mary Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability. We know we can all work together to make a positive impact right here at William & Mary. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to William & Mary.
KelRae Farm Partnership
This year W&M Dining has formed a new partnership with a Kelrae Farms, a local family farm in Toano, VA. As part of this partnership, dining interns and other student volunteers visit the farm three times a week to learn about sustainable agriculture and plant, tend, and harvest produce. Produce grown on the farm is then brought back to W&M dining halls and served to students. This initiative is helping increase education about local food within the W&M community and connect the campus with a source of fresh, local, student-grown food. Be sure to look for the tractor logo on the menus in the dining hall to track the produce coming from the farm! Interested in volunteering on the farm?
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Local/ Seasonal/ responsible Sourcing
Learn more about our newest sustainability initiative with KelRae Farms in Toano, VA. W&M Dining brings foods directly from a local farm to your plate!
Customers without trays typically waste less food and beverages. It is also a healthier approach to eating, as we all know that at times our eyes are bigger than our stomach. Trayless dining also reduces the amount of water and detergents needed to wash trays - and saves energy too!
The William & Mary dining sustainability internship program typically consists of about 10-15 William & Mary students who work with Sodexo to improve environmental, social, and economic sustainability of food served in the dining halls and throughout campus. Specifically, the program consists of the following main five committees:
• Farm committee
• Hydroponics committee
• Compost committee
• Food awareness committee
• Marketing committee