Good. Fresh. Local.

The GFL (Good. Fresh. Local.) University of Nebraska–Lincoln Sustainable Food Project

The GFL program began in September 2005 and is a very popular local dining program with students and the UNL community. This program defines 'local' as food that comes from Nebraska farmers, producers, and manufacturers.

The GFL program is built on a foundation that:
  • Serves traditional menu items that promote the value of local food
  • Educates students about sustainable agriculture and the positive impact it has on the environment, local economy and communities
  • Provides a new distribution opportunity for local farmers and producers in the world of university food service
The GFL project was created by the following team members:
  • Nebraska Cooperative Development Center
  • Nebraska farmers, producers and manufacturers
  • The Food Processing Center
  • The Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society
  • University Dining Services
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln students

The GFL program features special monthly meals at Cather/Pound/Neihardt and East Campus Union Dining Centers and incorporates individual GFL menu items on a daily basis. In addition, the Catering Department offers GFL menus and a few GFL items are offered at Abel/Sandoz, Harper and Selleck Dining Centers.

If you have any questions about the GFL Project, contact Pam Edwards, Assistant Director – University Dining Services, at 402-472-9045 or

2016–17 GFL Meal Dates

CPN Dining

DayDateMeal Theme
Wednesday September 21, 2016 10+1 Year Birthday Celebration Dinner
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Backyard BBQ Bash Dinner
Thursday November 10, 2016 Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Holiday Dinner
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Mediterranean Dinner
Thursday February 23, 2017 South American Carnival Lunch
Wednesday March 29, 2017 South of the Border Dinner
Thursday April 13, 2017 Truck Stop Breakfast

East Campus Union Café & Grill

DayDateMeal Theme
Wednesday September 14, 2016 East Campus Tailgate Lunch
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Taste of Jamaica Lunch
Thursday November 10, 2016 Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Holiday Dinner
Thursday January 26, 2017 Taste of East Campus Catering Lunch
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Mardi Gras Lunch & Dinner
Thursday March 9, 2017 Taste of South Carolina Lunch
Thursday April 6, 2017 Springtime BBQ Lunch