The current dining services at Westminster will be leaving us and the school is looking at who to hire for the upcoming years. Before our current system, Westminster had a contract with Sodexo: a company that mainly provides for prisons. Don't let the school go back to the cheap option. We need a service that truly provides for our needs, some of which include:
- We need our dining services to be friendly for people with celiac’s disease. These students simply cannot eat in Shaw because of the present dangers of cross-contamination.
- We need options for plant-based students. Often the response to veggie options is “well, you have a salad bar” — but it’s simply not enough. These students need protein, carbs, and all the other nutrients carnivores eat. A salad bar won’t cut it, and if dining offered more consistent options these students would be more likely to spend their money on campus, rather than resorting to outside sources.
- We need our dining services to have sustainable eating as a priority. We can save the planet by the way we eat, and we want our campus dining to mirror our passion for the environment. As this is a learning institution, why not take advantage of dining being an opportunity to learn?
- We need healthy food. Fresh, organic produce not drenched in oil. More fruit options, and all day long. If students can learn to eat healthy at a young age, it can save them from a life of main much later on.
If we are going to pay for this food, we deserve to have a voice. Sign this petition to help us tell Curtis Ryan, CFO of Westminster College, that dining MUST be a priority.
Please share this petition with all of your classmates, friends and family and feel free to suggest other ideas.