Food Justice

Food Justice

Walking, not just talking.

Since 1997, when the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute helped establish one of the first farm-to-school programs in the country, Oxy has been at the forefront of the food-justice movement.

Since then, UEPI's efforts to improve the health and vitality of communities by expanding access to high-quality, locally grown produce has gone national. New projects have expanded the effort (which also supports small- and medium-scale local farms) to preschools and WIC recipients.

Oxy's Own Campus Dining takes the same approach. A member of the Real Food Challenge, we purchase produce from local farmers and other food products from local suppliers. The coffee served here is organic and fair trade. All compostable waste (including potato-based disposable knives, forks, and spoons) is diverted to local composting facilities. Students are encouraged to use reusable to-go containers.

We don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk.