A Better Tomorrow
As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at a Sodexo café. We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Sodexo chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes!
From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.
This commitment was formalized with Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan. The Better Tomorrow Plan includes 18 commitments for a brighter future by focusing on four key priorities: health, planet, community and our people. Learn more about the Better Tomorrow Commitments.
While your Sodexo team works hard behind the scenes, they also count on student engagement and enthusiasm to spread the word about what you're doing together on your campus. We encourage you to work with your local Sodexo management team to continue to innovate and improve sustainability efforts in your community.
Food Recovery Network
The Food Recovery Network (FRN) is the largest student movement against food waste and hunger in America. Since its inception in 2011, FRN has spread to 230 campuses in 40 states including TCU in May of 2017. The TCU chapter of FRN has engaged 150 student volunteers to recover surplus food, deliver coolers to partner agencies, and serve meals to homeless in the DFW. Union Gospel Mission and NICA are the current recipients of these food and service donations. Through the generosity of Sodexo, TCU FRN has contributed to the 2 million pounds of food recovered nationally. In spring of 2018, FRN added partnerships with Einstein Bagels to recover surplus bagels and with Cowboy Compost to divert food from the landfill with containers in Greek Resident Halls. The TCU Chapter of FRN was featured in the Dallas Star Telegram and received mention on the Thanksgiving Episode of ABC the Chew for being leaders in Texas Sustainability.
In our resident dining we do our best to use our local suppliers as much as possible. From our tortillas for our tacos to the honey to our produce, we have made sure to show some love to our local suppliers! Look for the Local Board in MSQ to see what is from your local suppliers.
Eco-friendly Disposable Containers
When you grab tacos from Calientes, a burger from O'Briens, or even a grilled cheese from Happy & Healthy we make sure to use eco-friendly disposable to go containers.
Marine Stewardship Council thinks about sustainability for the future. Their six step process towards sustainability keeps the environment for the sea healthy.
Sustainability is also about saving the animal population including bees! Bee Free Honee has managed to produce plant based, renewable alternative giving bees a chance to regain their population.You can find this product in Magnolias Zero 7
Made Good granola snacks, found in Magnolias Zero 7 are allergy free and delicious! Made Good is produced with an accredited Zero Waste Certification behind it.
Lunch Skins are the bags students would get their sandwiches in which are recognizable by the little sharks or apples on the bag. These bags are made of 100% composable material. The brand uses proceeds from every sale to 5Gyres, a non-profit organization that has heart in reducing plastic pollution.
FreshPoint is North America’s largest exclusively owned produce distributor. FreshPoint works with farmers to have their products in our kitchens so our chefs can execute amazing dishes with the best produce. Although most products are seasonal, Sodexo at Texas Christian University promotes all local farmers every chance we get. By partnering with FreshPoint we are working towards a more sustainable world from Farmers Market in Market Square to infusing in season produce in our recipes.Starbucks
Starbucks goal for tea is to have 100% ethically sourced tea by 2020
SGA - Sustainability Committee has promoted a reusable cup program at the beginning of each semester.