Storm Hodge oversees campus food services and the purchasing of over 8.5 million dollars in food and beverage purchasing. Through his leadership and direction, we have strived to buy more sustainably produced products that are sourced locally amounting to 54% of our overall purchases. Storm dedicates dining resources to ensure we continue to capture over 650 tons of waste per year that continues to be diverted to composting and away from landfills. As a department, under his leadership, we have spread the word on a national level, our composting and purchasing program; entertaining schools and business entities from around the country, touring our facilities and making resources available to drive sustainability initiatives at other institutions of higher learning.
Other programs Storm has allocated resources to include the Student Biodiesel Coop, the UW Farm, our coffee roasting carbon footprint reduction, the transition to locally produced milk, and the UW Student Food Coop.