Chartwells Higher Education Launches Grate-Ful, the Largest Plant-Forward College Event to Support Earth Month

Students from 300 colleges and universities across the country will participate in plant-friendly, waste-free, and take-back initiatives as part of Stop Food Waste Day.

CHARLOTTE, NC, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Chartwells Higher Education (“Chartwells”), a recognized leader in contract foodservice management, today announced “Grate-Ful,” a national event designed to show gratitude for the planet, fight waste of food and promoting sustainability on university campuses. Chartwells’ fourth flagship event Cheerful campaign, a series of grassroots events that promote togetherness, reconnect students and celebrate campus life, will be held on April 27, 2022.

The Grate-Ful event will take place simultaneously across all 300 Chartwells campuses on Stop Food Waste Day. The goal is to encourage students and staff to dine on plant-based menus, participate in activities that combat food waste, and pack donation bags to combat food insecurity.

“Giving back to the communities we help serve and create is vital to us, so during Earth Month, we wanted an event that puts our planet first,” he said. Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education. “Celebrating Stop Food Waste Day allows us to incorporate meaningful, waste-free activities for students, as well as offer personalized, plant-based menus in all of our dining rooms across the country.”

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