Other Sustainable Initiatives

Caf to Community Program

The goal of Luther’s Cafeteria to Community Program is to ensure that good food makes it onto the plates of those who need it. Through this program, student coordinators work in close collaboration with dining services staff to package food into quart sized containers that will be labeled and delivered to the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry twice weekly. Donations include soup, main entrees, homemade pasta sauce, vegetables, salads and more. Learn more about the Caf to Community Program and how to volunteer.

Reusable Cup Discount

When you bring your own coffee mug or other reusable cup to our dining locations, you receive a discount on your beverage!

Reuse-a-Bowl Program

In Oneota Market, the salad bar is one of the most popular lunch choices. By paying a one-time fee, you can get a reusable container to use for the salad bar. Each time you come back, trade your dirty container in for a clean one. We'll wash the one you brought back and give it to someone else!


We are committed to reusing our resources and creating new enegry forms. From this stemmed Sustainability's Biodiesel program. The Luther College Cafeteria even benefits from this program! We convert our used fryer oil into biodiesel fuel for vehicles on campus to use. For more information, go to: Sustainability: Biodiesel