Local Food for Students, Waterloo $40,000
During this project, the University of Waterloo Foodservices took effective measures towards increasing the use of local food on campus. A buy local policy for the UW Foodservice Strategic Plan was implemented and RFPs for identified key Ontario foods were issued to new and existing suppliers. Campus chefs and other internal staff were outfitted with a local food “toolkit” highlighting relevant websites such as Ontariofresh.ca. UWFS initiated a marketing campaign to raise local food awareness including promoting revised campus menus. Preserving seasonal produce and other ways to heighten local food visibility on campus past the project end date were being explored at the time of the project.