• The OJR School District and its partner, Chartwells, are working together to make food service operations more sustainable and eco-friendly for our community.


    Some of the highlights of this initiative include:


    • OJR went from using Styrofoam plates, trays or bowls in every school meal (approximately 2,000 meals per day), to using ZERO Styrofoam in the 2022 - 2023 school year!


    • OJR transitioned from plasticware to "plantware" as it purchased 100% recycled and compostable eco-friendly ware for all 2,000 meals served daily!


    • The Grab and Go Bags used for OJR’s 700 daily breakfast meals are now unbleached, eco-friendly and recycled products!


    • OJR has eliminated the use of plastic straws, and now provides eco-friendly paper straws only upon request! 


    Click here to learn more about our sustainability efforts.