The Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence and the Division of Student Affairs are working with the Oshkosh Community Pantry to deliver select groceries to the Campus Center for Equity and Diversity for UW Oshkosh students who are food insecure (low in funds and in need of food). Deliveries will be made on the second Friday of each month.
What Does Sustainable Food Include?
- Support of local farmers, bakers, roasters, processors, etc
- Ecologically sound growing methods
- Humanely raised animal products
- Worker’s rights are respected, living wages are paid on time, and working conditions are safe
Every bite taken is an opportunity to create a food system that does more than just fill our bellies. Whether it’s choosing to serve sustainable meals, conserving water and energy in our kitchens, or reducing post-consumer wastes, we can improve our environmental impact every day. Historically, students have drives this process by voicing their opinion via dining surveys, feedback cards, sitting in food committees, and even creating referendums.
More recently, we have used the Real Food Challenge to collect data, understand what what we are eating, and make informed decisions about how to improve food sustainability. In 2015-16, only 4% of the food we ordered for Blackhawk was either local, fairly traded, ecologically sound, or humanely raised.
Read the full 2015-2016 Research Report & Recommendations here.