Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletOctober 20, 2019

Earth Concerns News

PH Food Services Commits to Earth-Friendly Food adapted by Sister Mary Rose Noonan, CSJ, and Abra Marion, PH Food Services Manager

The food-service industry is facing a rapid demand for services that have a meaningful sense of environmental and social responsibility. Study after study consistently reinforces that the American consumer is engaging "sustainability" values into his/her daily lifestyle. The origin of food and how and where that food is produced is of interest to many. Morrison Senior Dining, a member of the Compass Group, provides the meals at the Provincial House and has expressed its commitment to preparing and serving foods that are Earth, body and community friendly.

According to Abra Marion, director of food services at the Provincial House, Morrison states its commitment in the following words: "We believe that the health of our ecosystem is directly connected to the health of our communities and the people who live in them. Acting responsibly is part of our company's DNA, and we are committed to offering policies and solutions that are both immediately visible and sustainable over the long term."
In expressing its goal in concrete terms, the company is committed to the following:
  • Buying local products to support family farms
  • Serving seafood that comes from sustainable sources
  • Promoting certified, humane, cage-free eggs
  • Purchasing poultry produced without the routine use of human antibiotics
  • Providing milk that is free of artificial-growth hormones
  • Implementing waste-reduction practices to minimize environmental impact
  • Featuring ecologically certified coffee.
Compass Group/Morrison has many examples of how the company is becoming more sustainable conscious.
Click below to read in detail how the food services at the Provincial House, under the direction of Abra Marion and her fine staff from the Compass Group/Morrison, implements each of the above goals!