Zilkha Center's Role in Food

Sustainable food interns Allison Li ’22 and Gold Carson ’23 after leading lunch-and-learns about food values and food workers. (2019)

The Zilkha Center advocates for increased sustainable food purchasing and further integrating sustainability into Dining’s daily operations. In addition to coordinating Williams’ annual Real Food Challenge purchasing audit, the Zilkha Center collaborates with Dining to research and propose sustainable food initiatives and present special events such as the 150 Mile Meals.

Furthermore, the Zilkha Center strives to educate the broader campus community regarding sustainable food by organizing campaigns about real food and discussions surrounding food justice. In Fall 2019, the Zilkha Center partnered with many student groups, offices, and departments across campus to present Food Justice Week and Beyond, a series of events intended to increase campus engagement with sustainable food and food justice issues, and help the Williams community define its food values.