UW food data

The UW is a national leader in dining sustainability, with more than half of our food purchases made within 250 miles of campus. We are one of 45 colleges and universities participating in the Menus of Change initiative, and Housing & Food Services (HFS) works to make dishes based on a plant-forward food philosophy available in all dining locations.

There are many other departments and student groups working to improve our food systems and sustainability at UW. The UW Food Pantry is working to combat food insecurity by providing nutritious, wholesome food to anyone in the UW community. The Nutritional Sciences program offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and regularly hosts a seminar series on issues around food and nutrition. Many student groups also connect UW students with work around food, including the UW Farm and Student Food Cooperative.

Serving salads to students

What can I do?

Outside bins
Campus dining
Find campus dining locations and information.
Students working at the UW Farm
UW Farm
A student-powered urban farm & educational facility.
ASUW Food Coop
Student Food Coop
The Food Coop operates the bulk buying Bean Basket and hosts events.

Food sustainability graph