At least half of the options on our Dining Hall's menus are vegetarian and or/vegan. The selection process for our suppliers includes assessment of their ethical and sustainability policies and practices. Our coffee suppliers are all Fairtrade certified; our tea bags are supplied by Taylors of Harrogate, certified by The Rain Forest Alliance and the Carbon Neutral Global Standard.
Since 2008, the College has showcased sustainably produced food at its annual Green Feast, a popular College social occasion.
The Dining Hall is committed to reducing waste. We operate a system of pre-ordering meals during vacations which helps us almost entirely to eliminate food waste during these periods.
Our JCR Ethics and Environments Rep for 2020/21, Niamh Gray, produced a Guide to Understanding and Reducing the Environmental Impact of Food at St Hilda’s, which has has helped to inform debate and future choices within the College.