How to Get Involved

If you’re interested in getting involved with sustainable food on campus, here are a few ways to do that! Whether you want to increase Williams’ real food purchasing, help out at a local farm, support food security efforts, or all of the above, these are great ways to make your voice heard and have a tangible impact on our regional food system.

  • Join the Student Food Committee! Dining staff members and students meet about once a month to discuss student ideas and opinions and any updates from Dining.
  • Write comment cards in dining halls to tell Dining that you want to see more sustainable food! Dining staff take student feedback seriously and often modify meals served previously or incorporate new dishes based on comment cards
  • Connect with Dining on Facebook!
  • Submit your Recipes From Home!
  • Check out the Zilkha Center and CES internships for food-related opportunities! The Zilkha Center hires 2 Sustainable Food Interns during the academic year and 1 during the summer.
  • Volunteer with WRAPS to package and deliver surplus food to community partners in North Adams!
  • Support a local farm! Here are several different ways to do so:
    • Farm Fun PE class in the fall: Volunteer at Peace Valley Farm in Williamstown for a PE credit! Students work on many aspects of the farm, from digging up potatoes to planting garlic. 
    • Lehman Community Engagement service days: Lehman has organized special farm volunteering days in the past, and partners with 2-3 local farms for their annual Fall and Spring Great Days of Service, in which students participate in service projects throughout the Berkshires. Join their mailing list for weekly updates about service opportunities!
    • Soul Fire Farm Community Farm Days: Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY hosts monthly community farm days from May-October. The Zilkha Center and WOC sometimes organize trips to the farm for this event and provide transportation; if you’re interested in leading a trip or just participating, feel free to reach out to a Zilkha Center staff member or Sustainable Food intern!