Gonzaga University reaches 5-year-long sustainable eating goal

Five years ago, students and staff at Gonzaga University made a commitment to sustainable eating.

On Thursday, they achieved that goal by completing the Real Food Challenge.

A nationwide initiative, the challenge was launched to direct university food budgets toward healthier, organic and locally produced foods.

The pledge was made back in 2014, when the university partnered with Zag Dining and Sodexo.

The goal? To have 20% of the food served on campus come from community providers by 2020.

That goal was reached Thursday, and with time to spare.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Real Food Challenge.