Engage Your District’s Cafeteria Food Service Provider
In many schools, external food service providers control the largest source of office food waste- the cafeteria. Reach out to your school district to see if you can work together to reach out to your food service provider to reduce food waste. Work together to decide on accomplishable goals for food waste diversion, especially when negotiating contract renewal or when seeking a new service provider.
Use this guide from the Indiana Food Scrap Initiative (IFSI) to identify new food waste reduction initiatives to discuss with your provider. Additionally, IFSI’s cost savings tip sheet can be helpful to organizations who would like to implement food waste reduction but need a financial argument for doing so.