One of the qualities that makes Firsthand so effective, and why we are able to use them in our dining hall, is their consistency. Because Firsthand sources from so many different local farmers they are able to consistently supply their retailers with the best products year round. Their large inventory also allows them to purchase more expensive insurance that is required when sourcing to such large customer bases, such as the UNC population. We are very ecstatic to have them in our dining halls and we hope that you have been enjoying their products.
Real Food Calculator at UNC
The Real Food Calculator is a tool used to track an institution's dining purchases over time. Developed by The Real Food Challenge, a national group of student food-activists, the Calculator is utilized within this internship to approximate the amount of real food served in the residential dining halls of UNC-Chapel Hill. To learn more about the criteria click here.