where did all the food go?
Food For Thought Behind the Scenes of Muhlenberg Dining Services
By Alex Goldman & Grace Nyberg
There are various draws to Muhlenberg College: the student-teacher ratio, liberal arts education,
community oriented campus. But a critical aspect for many is the incredible quality of food
served at the Wood Dining Commons. The dining hall is a beloved location on campus to refuel
and relax as well as connect with others. Those who experienced the Wood Dining Commons
before the COVID-19 shut down in 2020 might have noticed some changes in the way the dining
hall operates; on some days there are fewer options available and/or repetition of similar meals.
The dining hall staff is working furiously hard to overcome new difficulties resulting from the
pandemic. We went to get a better look at the process that makes Muhlenberg’s quality food
possible, specifically considering what has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic