Penn State University students amassed $30,000 in donations from unused meal dining dollars from their meal plans. The donations were accrued during Earth Week this past April, with Penn State students donating to the university's Student Emergency Fund.
Gettysburg College is leveraging OrderAhead, TouchNet’s mobile ordering app for campus dining services, to provide its campus community with a means to place food orders with their smartphone. The app is being used to help Gettysburg students plan out meals from on-campus eateries in advance, and add a layer of convenience to campus dining.
Kent State University will launch a new meal plan option that will enable first and second year students to make meal purchases at off-campus dining locations. The new meal plan option will enable students to use "downtown dining dollars" for use at participating area locations.
George Washington University is partnering with Swipe Out Hunger to run an end of semester food donation campaign underpinned by the university's GWorld campus card. Swipe Out Hunger is a national nonprofit whose mission is to battle food insecurity on college campuses, and provide a means for students, faculty and staff to donate to campus peers in need.
Sodexo, together with North Carolina A&T State University, has opened a virtual restaurant concept that offers mobile ordering and robot delivery from a ghost kitchen. The new 1891 Revolution dining concept combines the latest in campus dining trends, marrying the ghost kitchen concept -- a take-out/delivery only dining venue -- with student mobile-ordering and autonomous delivery robots from Starship Technologies.
The University of Connecticut is hitting the streets once again with its campus food truck, providing another valuable dining alternative to students, faculty and staff. The "Food for the Pack" food truck is back to serving the UConn campus community following a number of changes and improvements.
Food-service provider, Sodexo is plotting some advancements in campus food service for students across the U.S. Starting this spring, the company is implementing the "eat>NOW" autonomous campus grocery store concept, as well as new vending and virtual dining concepts with robot delivery on select campuses.
Brandeis University has launched robot delivery from Kiwibot for students, faculty and staff on its Waltham, Mass. campus. Kiwibot's last-mile delivery service leverages semi-autonomous robots to drive students orders to designated delivery locations around campus.
The University of Idaho has launched robot delivery on its Moscow, Ida. campus, partnering with Starship Technologies on the initiative. The robot delivery program is now live and available to Idaho students, faculty and staff.
The University of Arizona has implemented some new and exciting solutions into its campus dining services, bolstered by a partnership with mobile ordering platform Grubhub. The partnership has brought the full slate of modern campus dining solutions including mobile ordering, self-service kiosks and pick-up lockers.