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Our dining facilities and partner organizations make it a priority to minimize food waste and source ingredients from local and small businesses whenever possible. 

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

The university's farmers market emphasizes the connection between food choices people make and the quality and health of our environment and daily lives.


Sustainable Campus Dining



Minimizing Food Waste Initiatives

  • Don't Waste Food S.C.
    • This USC partner helps us understand how waste can be recycled and minimized across campus. 
  • Food Recovery Network
    • When excess food is prepared, Carolina Food Co. works with the Food Recovery Network to safely donate to hunger relief agencies like Transitions Homeless Center.
  • On Campus Composting
    • Organic compost can be dumped in the compost bins located at the Sustainable Carolina Garden
  • ReSoil Compost
    • Carolina Food Co. has diverted over 500 tons of organic waste away from landfills. ReSoil Compost removes compostable material from kitchens and special events. 
  • Swipe Out Hunger
    • Student Government, in partnership with Aramark, launched a pilot program, Swipe Out Hunger, for the spring 2019 semester. This program was created for students dealing with food insecurity: the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food.

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