Dining Services partners with the Office of Sustainability to fullfill UGA's strategic plans in sustainability. The two departments work together to reduce food and water waste through trayless dining. Food waste from the dining commons is composted and sent to campus partners for reuse in various projects such as landscaping. 

For many years, UGA Dining Services has partnered with Full Plate through food donations. UGA is able to donate prepared foods that have not been served. Full Plate distributes food to local charities that operate emergency shelters, food pantries, after-school programs and soup kitchens in the Athens area.

UGA Dining Services is able to donated unused ingredients and cans that cannot be used in campus locations to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The food bank recovers donated and surplus food and distributes it to human-service agencies that operate emergency shelters, food pantries, after-school programs and soup kitchens in the Athens area.

The Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that awards meal plans to several UGA students each fall and spring semester. The scholarship is organized through the Office if Student Affairs. Dining Services donates several meal plans each year to the scholarship fund. If you find yourself struggling to afford essential meals during your time as a student here at UGA, you may qualify for this opportunity. Please visit the website for the Office of Student Affairs to learn more, donate, or apply.