Trayless Dining

Columbia Dining went trayless in all dining halls in Fall 2009. Removing 1,400 trays has resulted in an estimated savings of 3,000 gallons of water per day and approximately 50 pounds of food waste per meal. Less food waste means that more unserved food is available for City Harvest, a non-profit agency whose mission is to end hunger in New York City and the surrounding boroughs.