• Sustainability & Local Partners

    Sustainability Overview

    Serving up happy and healthy means taking care of our environment and recognizing the impact of our actions – whether it's in the local community or an opportunity to improve our planet. Just as sustainability is inherent to how we operate, we know it's also a priority for our Gen Z students and families. While we're proud that Fortune magazine recognized us as one of the Top 50 Companies That Change the World, we take greater satisfaction in seeing how our wide range of sustainability programs make a difference.

    ​Responsible Sourcing
    ​Clean Labels
    ​Food Recovery
    Waste Reduction
    School Gardens
    Farm to School

    Local Partners

    Part of our commitment to our partners is a promise to help build and become an active part of the surrounding community. As part of our commitment to provide local, sustainably sourced food, we diligently source a large percentage of our foods harvested and produced locally to our partner districts.

    Quality Produce

    Chartwells meets all USDA and FDA requirements and quality standards for all products we purchase, including locally grown products. In fact, our high standards go above and beyond benchmarks set by other companies. Where possible, Chartwells purchases and features locally grown foods from farmers who practice ecologically responsible methods and strive to reduce our environmental impact.


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