Western Food Service is proud of the many efforts made as we strive to become a sustainable food service operation. Examples include:
Reusable To-Go Containers
We offer the option to have your take-out food put into a reusable to-go container that should be returned to the tray return station after use. All containers are washed and sanitized for another use, much like a plate, fork, or spoon.
The Union Market offers discounted beverage pricing on all reusable coffee and cold beverage mugs.
Western purchases all of our coffee from Just Coffee in Madison. It is local, organic, and fair trade.
We have a relationship with the Salvation Army in La Crosse to provide regular pick-ups of food that is good quality, but coming to the end of its life cycle.
We use Lean Path to help track food waste in the production kitchen.
We work with Hillview to compost pre-consumer waste in our on-campus greenhouse.