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Mission Statement

The mission of The Campus Kitchens Project is to use service as a tool to:

  • Strengthen Bodies by using existing resources to meet hunger and nutritional needs in our community;
  • Empower Minds by providing leadership and service learning opportunities to students, and educational benefits to adults, seniors, children, and families in need; and
  • Build Communities by fostering a new generation of community-minded adults through resourceful and mutually beneficial partnerships among students, social service agencies, businesses and schools.

Description

TheCampus Kitchens Projectis an emerging leader in community service for students and resourceful anti-hunger programs for communities around the country.

What we do is kind of a no-brainer. We know there are people in every community who need nourishing meals. And, we know that every college campus has unserved food in its dining halls and brilliant students in its classrooms. So we put them all together.

We empower thousands of students each year to recycle food from their cafeterias, turn these donations into nourishing meals, and deliver those meals to those who need it most.

So far, we're at 31 schools around the country: big schools and small schools; rural and urban; colleges and high schools.

The best part is that students run the whole show. They plan the menus, get the food, run the cooking shifts, organize the drivers, and teach culinary skills to unemployed adults. Then, they keep track of all of the paperwork (so we know everything’s being done safely), organize fundraisers, develop curriculum, and recruit new students to get involved. They accomplish an incredible amount of work every day.

Come volunteer with us, or help get a Campus Kitchen started at your school!

Website

http://www.campuskitchens.org/schools/umb

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