Stonehill Signs ‘Real Food Challenge’

Real Food Challenge at StonehillOfficials at Stonehill College, Easton, Mass., signed the “Real Food Challenge” recently.

Rev. John Denning, C.S.C., president of the College, and Pauline Dobrowski, vice president for student affairs, signed a commitment to increase Stonehill’s procurement of local/community based, fairly traded, ecologically sound and humane food. The goal is to have 20 percent or more of Stonehill’s food purchases “real food.”

The student group “Food Truth” worked with Stonehill’s purchasing office and food service provider Sodexho on the initiative. The Food Politics Learning Community, which studied food production, distribution and consumption, also raised awareness about the issue. Students in the class, supported by Farm Manager Bridget Meigs and others, created Food Truth.

The story on the challenge is on Stonehill’s website.

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