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Housing and Food Services Purchasing

Penn State Housing and Food Services Purchasing procures all food and related items for University Park Food Service Retail Dining and Residential Dining operations, Retail Dining Licensed and Branded operations, Convenience Stores, The Penn State Bakery, the Bryce Jordan Center, Cafe Laura, and eight commonwealth campuses throughout the state that incorporate multiple venues and operation types.  Food and related materials are also procured for departments external to Food Services including, the Penn State Creamery, Hospitality Services, Conference Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Campus Child Care Centers, Penn State Golf Courses, HRIM test kitchen and other departments throughout the University.

HFS Purchasing also ensures the safety of the product supply chain through the administration of HFS’s cold chain management program, ensuring vendor compliance with food safety standards as well as administering all product safety recalls for Housing and Food Services. Housing and Food Services Purchasing supports environmental and socially responsible initiatives where viable within our product supply chain practices, including:

  • Providing milk and other dairy products from the Penn State Creamery that are free of artificial growth hormones
  • Implementing waste reduction practices to minimize environmental impacts where possible
  • Offering packaging for specific applications that are made from renewable resources
  • Incorporating guest nutrition, health & wellness programs into our procurement practices
  • Incorporating specific requirements for animal welfare for egg purchases
  • Supporting HFS’ PSreUse reusable container program
  • Integrating transportation backhaul strategies to increase trucking efficiencies and reduce our carbon footprint



Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
External: [email protected]
Bids: [email protected]
Phone: 814-865-6386
Fax: 814-863-4577