Sodexo plans to welcome students back to the 200 some campuses on which it operates with a Fill My Fridge event through which students can stock their dorm-fridges in a convenient and fun way.
Sodexo's Campus Services President Tom Post came up with the idea after experiencing a frustrating move-in day with his son last August. Move-in day was chaotic for his family and after hours of unanswered questions and confusion, they had to drive for an hour to a box store to get supplies for his son's dorm fridge.
"Sending your child off to college is a rite of passage for parents and students," says Post.
During resident hall move-in day, Sodexo will greet students and their families with welcoming events such as music, kiosks to answer questions and a tent sale stocked with dorm-favorite dry and refrigerated goods and beverages.
Sodexo researched favorite dorm food of 18-to 24-year-old students and worked with suppliers, which included engaging local farmers and produce companies to provide local fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and bread.