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In the News

Our Compost is Here and the Gardening Has Begun!
April 20, 2017

On April 20, we received a truck load of compost made from our very own food waste here on campus. The compost will now be put to good use as a part of our 2017 Full Circle Garden. Our General Manager, Drew Niemann, and Operations Manager, Brad Carpenter were both there to meet the truck this morning and begin work on this year's compost garden. Fresh basil and tomato plants have already been planted! Work will continue on the garden in the remaining weeks of the semester and the garden will be maintained throughout the summer and fall by our staff. Check out the photos from this morning on our Facebook page.

We are proud to compost daily at the Restaurants at Ben Franklin (RBF). Beginning in January 2014, we partnered with Franklin & Marshall College, their facilities team and Terra-Gro, Inc. Graywood Farms Facility. 
Since this initiative began, over 230 tons of waste has been composted! Thanks to the support and cooperation of the entire Franklin & Marshall community and our dining staff, we have been able to take steps to take our sustainability efforts to a new level.
Composted materials from The Restaurants at Ben Franklin were used on our own Sponaugle-Williamson Field, Full Circle Garden and F&M Community Garden! Zime, Flavors at LS&P, and Steinman's Center were all added to the program in 2016-2017.

Lancaster Area Community Action Partnership
April 04, 2017

From October 10- November 2, 2016, and again from February 20- March 8, 2017, Dining Services ran our Fall and Spring Customer Satisfaction Surveys in an effort to receive feedback from our faculty, staff and students. These surveys cover nearly every aspect of our dining services from food quality to cleanliness to customer service and more. For each survey taken, Dining Services pledged a $1 donation to the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster (CAP). Each year CAP reaches nearly 30,000 low-income families through services that support child development and education, health and nutrition, household stability, and public safety and violence prevention to help them not only meet their essential daily needs, but to work toward a brighter future of long term financial self-sufficiency. We are proud to report that we were able to donate $1,156 to CAP as a result of our Fall 2016- Spring 2017 Surveys! We would like to thank everyone who participated and was involved in making this survey season a success. We are thankful to have had this opportunity to impact our local community. For more information on CAP and how you can get involved, visit their website at

Franklin and Marshall makes the list of 80 Best Colleges for Food in America for 2016
August 26, 2016

Due to the dining service's emphasis on freshness, sustainability and attention to dietary needs of students, Franklin and Marshall College was recently ranked #79 on The Daily Meal's list of "80 Best Colleges for Food In America for 2016." The article references many of the things the college dining service does in the name of sustainability, as well as their efforts to buy locally sourced food, the food related events available to students and the flexibility of meal plans. This honor comes just as the college dining service launches its fall promotional series, Neighborfood, which will focus on educating students about sustainability and the benefits of buying locally sourced food. To read the full article, please use the link below!

On-Campus Hospitality: Freshly Baked at F&M
August 26, 2016

Our bakery team at F&M College were featured in the March 2015 issue of On-Campus Hospitality for their amazing talents!

Click here to read the full article!

RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2017
August 09, 2017

RobecoSAM - Gold 2017Sodexo earns highest marks in RobecoSAM’s “Sustainability Yearbook” for tenth straight year!

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, reinforces its position as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning Gold Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s annual “Sustainability Yearbook 2017”. For the tenth consecutive year, Sodexo has been ranked as the top-scoring company in its sector for its excellent sustainability performance.

[ RobecoSAM Gold 2017 News Release ]

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