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Fair Trade Products guarantees a minimum price for small farmers’ harvests and encourages organic and sustainable cultivation methods that are safer for communities. The cultivation of coffee has become an issue with both environmental and human rights implications. Sodexo is proud to be one of the first in our industry to make Fair Trade Coffee available to all of our customers. In addition Sodexo began purchasing fair trade bananas in the fall of 2006.


Cage Free Eggs

University Dining Services (UDS) in collaboration with Students for True Animal Rights (STAR), began offering cage-free eggs on campus. The Marketplace and Brennan's, located in the Dudley H. Davis Center, as well as our University Catering department use cage-free eggs in their daily menu mix. Visit the Marketplace and enjoy one of our tasty breakfast sandwiches, stop by Brennan's which serves breakfast all day and treat yourself to a delicious old-fashioned Vermont Farmer's Breakfast, or book a catering event that offers cage-free eggs to promote awareness on this important issue.

Cage-free shell eggs are available for purchase at the University Marché located in the Living/Learning Complex and are used in select applications campus-wide. This program is an indicator of UDS's commitment to sustainability and social responsibility at the University of Vermont. We welcome your feedback.

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STOP Hunger

STOP Hunger Sodexo is committed to fighting hunger and malnutrition by engaging the entire Sodexo community including employees, customers, clients and suppliers. 17 million children in the United States are at-risk of hunger. Join us and together we can end childhood hunger.

UDS generously donates food to the Vermont Food Bank and Chittenden Food Shelf as well as supports student fundraising efforts for COTS and the Annual Hunger Banquet.


Sodexo's Student Board of Directors

Student Board of Directors Sodexo's Student Board of Directors is made up of students just like you! These students play an important role in developing the dining programs for campus communities across the country. Learn more about the Student Board of Directors and how you can get involved.



Sodexo Servathon is a company-wide month devoted to fighting hunger. It's a simple, effective way to create awareness for the plight of the hungry, while providing an enriching team-building experience for your employees. Activities may include fundraisers, canned food drives, donations of surplus food, cleaning food banks, providing free training on food safety for food banks and homeless shelters, and signing up for payroll deduction donations to the Sodexo Foundation.

During the month of April, University Dining Services initiatives the very successful food drive “ Caring Cans.” Collection boxes are placed within our units for students to donate canned and non-perishable food, which then is in turn donated to a local hunger relief organization.


Hero’s of Everyday Life

In 2005, Alice Sutton, the Unit Supervisor of Alice’s Café, was one of eight recipients of a national award from the Sodexo Foundation. Alice was presented with her award at a banquet in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 2005. This award recognizes Sodexo employees who invest their time, talent and service spirit to help some of the 36 million Americans who are at risk of hunger. The Sodexo Foundation donated $5,000 to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in Alice ’s honor.

Since 1980, Sutton has been collecting canned food from donors at the University of Vermont by simply placing cardboard collection boxes around campus with a sign explaining that the items are destined for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in Burlington . Alice ’s simple but effective strategy to fight hunger in her area has resulted in the collection of over 42,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food over the years for the Food Shelf.

– Excerpt from the Sixth Annual Sodexo Foundation Dinner program