Community Involvement


Sustainable UGA

The Office of Sustainability

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. 


Full Plate

For many years, UGA Dining Services has partnered with ACTION Inc.'s Full Plate program 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.

Action Incorporated

Food Back of Northeast Georgia

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

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.


Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Meal Plan Scholarship

The Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship that awards meal plans to several UGA students each fall and spring semester. The scholarship is organized through the Office of 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.

Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship