We work together to continually develop and implement sustainable solutions. Through Green Thread, our environmental sustainability platform, we bring innovative and efficient solutions to life. We are passionately focused on reducing the environmental impact within our operations. 

Here are just a few ways we work to make our campus more environmentally conscious:

Local Purchasing


Did you know Dining Services sources food from many local farmers, growers and distributors? The list changes throughout the year depending on seasonality and availability. However, here is a sampling of a few of our partners:

  • Denim Coffee, Shippensburg, PA
  • Millie's Homemade Ice Cream, New Holland, PA
  • Commonplace Coffee, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bear Mountain Orchards, Aspers, PA
  • Rice Fruit, Gardners, PA
  • Frecon Farms, Boyertown, PA
  • Hess Brothers Fruit Farm, Leola, PA
  • Keim Orchards, Boyertown, PA
  • Marlin Reiff, Leola, PA
  • Country Creek Produce, Chambersburg, PA
  • Brooklawn Farm Market, Neffsville, PA
  • Good Harvest Vegetable Farm, Strasburg, PA
  • Hogeland Farms, Newmanstown, PA
  • John Stoner, Lancaster, PA
  • Basciani Mushrooms, Avondale, PA
  • Primordia Mushrooms, Lenharstville, PA
  • Mother Earth Mushrooms, Avondale, PA
  • Ivan Reiff, Leola, PA
  • Bender Potatoes, Chambersburg, PA
  • Keener, Mount Joy, PA
  • Jonas Stoltzfush Farms, Lititz, PA


Dining Services partners with campus to recycle from all dining locations across campus. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. Look for signs in our locations for information on where to put your recyclables.

Energy & Water Conservation

We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.