Sustainable Food Initiative

EMU’s Sustainable Food Initiative (SFI) is a student organization that grew out of a group of concerned students who witnessed cafeteria waste of unused food. Students organized the donation of untouched cafeteria leftovers to Our Community Place, a local gathering place and the home of the Early Church, a Virginia Mennonite Missions effort. The collaboration between students of SFI, dining hall director Bruce Emmerson, and staff at Our Community Place, provides students with the opportunity to help those in need without going abroad. SFI student members participate in Food & Farming Week with Earthkeepers and were part of the campus drive to go trayless in the dining hall. They are a vital part of the fall harvest meal in the dining hall, and are supporters of other sustainability efforts like the campus garden.