By Fiona Carey
Starting next fall, students will see a new addition to Sodexo’s weekly menu initiatives in the cafeteria: Foodless Fridays.
The change follows Meatless Mondays and Local Line Tuesdays in concept, as an effort to make the cafeteria more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
“The choice not to serve food one day out of the week will be a real plus on the budget side of things,“ said Joan Anderson, a Sodexo official.
According to Anderson, Foodless Fridays will also dramatically reduce the cafeteria’s carbon footprint and help bring attention to K’s food consumption more broadly.
“It’s really important to be thinking about where our food comes from, and sometimes it’s not from the greenest places. We’ve done a lot of thinking about this, and we think this could potentially be a really great solution,” she said.
First year Shelly Snipes was skeptical at first, but believes the plan will solve at least one problem.
“Some nights there’s nothing good at dinner,” she said. “Now there will just be nothing at dinner. I won’t have to choose.”
Anderson says students worried about what they will eat on Fridays will be able to choose from a variety of foodless menu choices, from empty plates to “beverage-only options.”