Student Wellness and Food Accessibility
Our ability to anticipate student needs related to food accessibility is critical when building a culture of inclusivity. This accessibility presents in many ways including food allergies, religious dietary needs, food security and physical needs.
We are committed to providing a variety of balanced menu options that support health and wellness and continue to expand the number of vegetarian and vegan options, halal, and allergen-friendly offerings across campus.
Hospitality Services understands that we are in a position of opportunity and challenge that goes beyond simply providing menu options; our actions impact the environment. Our aim is to infuse sustainability initiatives and socially responsible practices into our everyday operations and in doing so, we will provide students with responsible leadership and guidance to enhance their own environmental stewardship.
The Okanagan Charter is an international charter for health promoting universities and colleges to confront increasingly complex issues related to the health, well-being and sustainability of people and the planet.
McMaster Hospitality Services recognizes that our daily actions and decisions not only impact our customers, but also the lives of millions of people around the world. We’ve developed a socially responsible departmental approach to align with the objectives of the Okanagan Charter through a focus on nutrition, environmental sustainability and our communities with the goal of infusing this approach into our everyday operations and business practices
Commitment to community service has been, and continues to be, a key part of Hospitality Services’ history. Our engagement occurs at multiple stages of operations; from serving our customers to engaging, enhancing and contributing to the local community. Mobilizing our staff to support and volunteer within the McMaster and local community is essential to our social responsibility commitment.