Service in the snow Binghamton University dining halls open during state of emergency

April 06, 2018

Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is receiving great praise from students, faculty and administration for its seamless service during winter storm Stella which blasted the East Coast this month. 

The Binghamton area received over 31 inches of snowfall.

Over the course of the two-day blizzard, BUDS served 21,137 meals, obtained safe accommodations for 42 employees, and engaged student volunteers as line servers in place of cooks.

“Binghamton University Dining Services was amazing during the storm and even ordered extra food that was delivered Tuesday morning, enough to last until Saturday," said Ryan Yarosh, Binghamton University director of media and public relations in a post-storm blog."They then rented hotel rooms across the street for the dozens of food service workers who could not get home.” 

In a video message to employees, Resident District Manager Jim Ruoff thanked his team for their dedicated service.

“We did over 20,000 meals on Tuesday and Wednesday and kept three dining operations open – and we couldn’t have done it without you,” said Ruoff.