Spartan Shops

Sustainability Update

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Erase Waste Wrap-Up

The Erase Waste Campaign in fall 2014 had a goal of reducing food waste by 5% in the Dining Commons. The overall reduction for Fall 2014 was 21% as the result of the following efforts.

  • Educational Events
  • Informational Sessions
  • Erase Waste Display
  • Taste Don't Waste Program
  • Sorting System

Going forward, in spring 2015, the Erase Waste Team will be working on reducing food waste in the Dining Commons by another 5%.

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Food Donations

During the fall 2014 semester, excess food from eateries on campus was donated to local community centers. Grace Community Center, InnVision Shelter Network, and HomeFirst received donations. Food that would have gone bad over winter break was donated to two of these community centers in downtown San Jose. Spartan Shops will continue to donate excess food to these shelters in the spring 2015 semester.

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Mug Life Campaign

A reusable mug campaign called Mug Life will debut during the first week of the spring 2015 semester. The campaign will highlight the $0.50 discount when you use your personal, reusable mug. The discount is available at all of our eateries (excluding the Dining Commons) when purchasing coffee, tea or Jamba Juice.

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Spartan Catering-Spring Seasonal Specials

Bring a breath of fresh air to your event with our new Spring Seasonal Specials menu that includes Quiche Florentine, French Dip, Herb & Butter Roasted New Potatoes, and other mouth-watering treats.

This Seasonal menu is available until May 1st, 2015.

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Love getting your coffee and sandwich at Just Below but tired of waiting in line? Now you don’t have to! With Tapingo, you can order ahead, pay online or through the mobile app, and then just pick it up at our Just Below pastry case! It’s that simple. You can order from the Just Below coffee and deli menu(s) online or download the mobile app through iTunes or Google.

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Food Pantry Donations

Spartan Shops employees are working together to donate non-perishable food items for the SJSU Student Campus Hunger program.

By the end of the fall 2014 semester, we collected over 100 items and we will continue to add to the donation bin throughout the spring 2015 semester.