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7 things you missed at the 2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit

, April 28th, 2016

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From April 16-17, more than 250 hunger-fighters from around the country gathered at the University of Arkansas for the 2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit. Attendees enjoyed a two-day conference filled with students and leaders from nonprofits, business, government & more discussing innovative solutions to food waste and hunger. Summit was jam packed with presentations, speakers, networking, and volunteering. In case you missed any of it, check out our 7 must knows from Summit!

  1. Secretary Vilsack. The Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, was the second keynote speaker at the Food Waste & Hunger Summit. Secretary Vilsack first discussed food waste and hunger policies in America and then spent most of the time conducting an informative Q&A with attendees. When asked how young people can engage with public figures, Sec. Vilsack encouraged the audience to never be intimidated to talk about the things they know just because they’re young and that #hungerfighters are the real experts, and government officials need to listen.
  2. Robert Egger’s f-bombs. We’re not joking. The Summit was kicked off by CKP’s very own founder, Robert Egger, with a few f-bombs and some incredibly inspiring notes on what it means to be a leader in the food waste and hunger movement. Robert energized the room and reminded the attendees of why they were there and why it’s so important to keep fighting food waste and hunger.
  3. Rebecca Vallas’ Reading List. Some of us might be out of the homework phase in our lives but that didn’t stop Center for American Progress’ Rebecca Vallas from dishing it out. Rebecca, the Managing Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at The Center for American Progress, kicked off Sunday morning with a captivating discussion on poverty, what inequality means in America, and how we can overcome it. Rebecca turned to numerous articles and books supporting her arguments for what it will take to reduce poverty in America. We’re working on getting the full reading list from Rebecca so make sure to check back soon!
  4. The Breakout Sessions. The 2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit had 25 breakout sessions, across five breakout themes. Summit participants had the opportunity to join a variety of sessions about community gardening, farmers markets, program evaluation, and gleaning, some led by our own students. We can’t thank our speakers enough for their captivating presentations. You can view the presentation from each breakout session here.
  5. Campus Kitchen Award Winners. Every year, we honor the outstanding Campus Kitchens and stand-out student leaders in our network for their hard work and dedication to their community. This year, we celebrated eight Campus Kitchens for their achievements. Read the full list of award winners here and what makes them exemplary.
  6. The Feedback. We asked of all of our attendees to complete our post Summit survey so we can keep working to make this event better every year. We won’t give away too much of our future scheming but we got some great feedback! Our favorite quotes (among many) are below:

“Post-summit, I’m definitely feeling more inspired to work with the community around me more, possibly collaborating with local farms and other student orgs!”

“Conferences like this remind me that there are other people also working towards the goal of reducing food waste and hunger in our world; hearing other people’s stories, journeys, successes and failures was all very valuable.”

“Instead of pushing for change, I will Lead the change. I will no longer beg or plead for people to help and care … I will do it because I FIGHT Hunger because No One should go Hungry.”

  1. #FWHS2016. Man, oh man, did our attendees deliver on social media. What else can you expect when you gather over two hundred and fifty #hungerfighters in one place. In case you missed the Summit, get a glimpse of what went on by following #FWHS2016 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

 

 

2016 Campus Kitchen Award Winners

, April 27th, 2016

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At the 2016 Food Waste & Hunger Summit, Campus Kitchens from around the country gathered to celebrate their accomplishments over the past year. Below are eight individuals and Campus Kitchens with awards acknowledging their commitment to fighting hunger and dedication to the Campus Kitchen network.

Nopalitos Award – goes to the Campus Kitchen leader who never faltered in the face of adversity and instead rose to every challenge and took every difficulty in stride.
The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University
We can’t imagine a more unusual donation than the one this Campus Kitchen had to handle this year, and they took it in stride and transformed it into an opportunity which yielded unprecedented impact for their clients and local community. When a local Trader Joe’s was closing a store to open a new one down the street, the company was going to have to dispose of hundreds of thousands of pounds of food. This Campus Kitchen, which has had a long standing relationship with this store, was able to marshal nearly 60 volunteers to recover and distribute nearly 5 truckloads of food over the course of one weekend. It enabled community partners to serve additional meals, more substantial meals, and wider variety of food for the clients.  The result was $300,000 worth of food saved and a community fed.

Growing the Movement – this award recognizes the Campus Kitchen that has looked beyond the change that they can achieve in their own community and has given back to the entire Campus Kitchens network.
The Campus Kitchen at Virginia Tech University
Even though this school launched less than a year ago, they have been stand out leaders in the network and some of the best advocates for our program. This program is unique in that it was the first Campus Kitchen to be started by an AmeriCorps VISTA. Their food recovery and meal preparation efforts are impressive, having already recovered nearly 10,000 pounds of food since their launch. But what makes this Campus Kitchen truly amazing is their ability to spread the message of their program to others.  This Campus Kitchen has hosted open houses for other schools in their area, set up meetings with other staff and students, and used their program as an outreach tool to help spread the word about CKP. In just a short time, they have been able to share their model throughout their region and spark interest at countless nearby institutions.

Harvester – awarded to a student who has brought cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to their Campus Kitchen.
Colleen Semmler at the Campus Kitchen at Saint Louis University
This volunteer exemplifies the true spirit of this award. She has always drawn on her real life experience to improve the quality of her Campus Kitchen. Whether she is bringing what she has learned in her time working in an on campus cafe, her knowledge gained as an Occupational Therapy student, or her side hobby (her quest to cook every single recipe in a huge anthology cookbook) she brings these gifts to contribute to her Campus Kitchen. She has spent her own off time prototyping recipes for our fundraisers, trying out recipes to cook on her shifts and baking treats for every single Campus Kitchen meeting for the last 3 years. She’s a gem who has made her kitchen shine.

Going Beyond the Meal - recognizes the Campus Kitchen that demonstrates excellent “beyond the meal” initiatives in service to their community.
The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University
This Campus Kitchen is exemplary in using food as a tool to bring people together. Over the past couple years, they have grown their impact on senior hunger, and begun to operate year-round for the first time. They understand that the barriers their clients experience in facing food insecurity and poverty can’t be solved just by providing meals. So last year, they hosted an incredible event, called Roots Day, that brings together their senior clients for a fun day of cooking demonstrations, garden demonstrations, and even senior adult aerobics. Most importantly, it served a community health fair for senior adults in the Waco community, where different local organizations provided resources, information, and encouragement for the senior adults who attended the event, helping them get in touch with additional services they may need. This event truly embodies the principle of using food as a tool to build relationships and ultimately offer our clients programs that will address the underlying root causes of hunger.

Ingrid Easton Student Visionary – celebrates the entrepreneurial drive in our student leaders, who dream big and make it happen. The award is named in honor of Ingrid Easton, Washington and Lee University graduate who achieved her goal of opening a Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee University in 2006.
Brinda Penmetsa at the Campus Kitchen at the University of Houston
This student was nominated by two different people, one who serves at her Campus Kitchen and one person in our national office. Her fellow student writes, “I was with her from the start of planning to launch our Campus Kitchen, and without her passionate drive to make it happen, our Campus Kitchen wouldn’t have existed. Her perseverance helped us all push through. She definitely dreamed big and made it happen.” Our Community Development team in the national office could see this potential clearly as well. Their nomination read, “From the moment I met her, I knew she was a rock star. As a Bonner scholar, she not only has excelled academically but also goes above and beyond in her service to her community. She was the driving force behind bringing a Campus Kitchen to the University of Houston, and continues to seek opportunities to grow the movement within the Bonner network. She spoke at the annual Bonner Conference, BonCon, about CKP and has even recruited other new schools to join.

Community Impact Award - honors a Campus Kitchen that has made a measurable impact on food insecurity in their community, and has put in the effort to track their outcomes.
The Campus Kitchen at Troy University
This Campus Kitchen has made a profound impact on their community through not only their meals but the numerous other programs they provide to their clients. They have made it a goal to increase their capacity to provide supplemental nutrition and beyond the meal programming to their community over the past year. They have started and sustained three community gardens in their city and even in nearby cities.  They were able to plant both Fall and Summer gardens, which allowed them to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables to their clients, and gave their volunteers further opportunities to interact with the surrounding community. They have conducted nutrition education for youth, garden education for older adults all while providing nearly 7,000 meals to those in need. It is clear to see how this Campus Kitchen is impacting their community in so many ways!

Volunteer of the Year Award - recognizes a student who has gone above and beyond in service to his or her Campus Kitchen.
Gracelyn Jones at the Campus Kitchen at UGA
This volunteer has served with their Campus Kitchen since the fall of 2014 as both a shift leader and as Co-President. Every Sunday morning, beginning at 9am for the past two school years (and one summer), she has served as a shift leader of our grocery store food recovery shift. Despite the shift’s early hour and necessary attention to food safety controls, Gracelyn consistently brings a positive attitude and a clear sense of purpose. She has served as a mentor for other students that lead this shift alongside her, and is widely regarded as our expert sources of knowledge when it comes to cataloging, sorting and organizing up to 1,200 pounds of food in a two-hour time frame. Throughout her volunteer work, she balances a “get-it-done” attitude with thoughtfulness and a consideration for our volunteers, student leaders, and clients. With an eye towards the future, she has devoted countless hours to compiling a database of contacts for on campus organizations and departments, as well as local community services groups, for the purpose of establishing new long-standing groups interested in partnering with the Campus Kitchen in the fight against hunger and food waste. These efforts behind the scenes have paid huge dividends, as she was the sole organizer of her Campus Kitchen’s Turkeypalooza efforts, which brought together 26 organizations to donate nearly 1,800 pounds of goods and distribute 1,370 meals to over 300 senior clients. In this semester alone, she has gracefully orchestrated 12 different volunteer groups, and has laid the groundwork for continued partnerships into the summer and next year. She always brings a quick smile and compassion to her tasks, and her wisdom has been invaluable to our Campus Kitchen.

Kitchen of the Year Award - honors the Campus Kitchen that excels not only in safe and efficient operations, but in the many components that support operations, including community partnerships, participation in the CKP network, volunteer engagement and more.
The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky
This Campus Kitchen embodies all the characteristics of a strong Campus Kitchen. They have been able to deeply engrain their program into the curriculum of their department, allowing for all students to find ways to apply their service to their academic work. They are able to serve a diverse set of clients, from older adults, to youth; from high school students, to even their own students on their campus. With each of these groups they have established strong beyond the meal programming to truly use their food as a tool. With their older adult clients, they drop off grocery bags and engage them with community meals and nutrition education. With their high school students, they cook the meal with them and teach them valuable life skills. With their youth, they utilize their garden partnerships to teach garden education and glean produce for healthy snacks. Their commitment to serving their community is clear but they are also committed to always improving what they can do. This Campus Kitchen excels in rigorous evaluation of each of their programs to ensure they are providing the best possible services to their clients, all while teaching their student leaders how to create innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger.

CKP Summer Internship – Apply Today!

, April 19th, 2016

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Are you passionate about ending food waste & hunger across the United States? Are you familiar with using social media to spark social change? The Campus Kitchens Project is seeking a summer intern with a passion for food/hunger-related issues, social media, and event planning!

What you will learn:

We will ensure the intern has not just daily tasks, but can take ownership over engaging projects as well. Interns at CKP can stand to learn a great deal about food waste and what it means to go “beyond the meal”; gain a deeper understanding of nonprofit communications and event planning; a passionate and hardworking team who is eager to teach and learn; responsibility to and autonomy in completing tasks and projects; and hands on experience working with students to transform recovered food into meals for those in need and delivering those meals.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Find powerful stories from within the Campus Kitchens network, interview student leaders and write web stories for campuskitchens.org
  • Craft engaging social media posts
  • Design infographics or images to be shared on social media that highlight food waste and hunger statistics in America
  • Research new social media platforms and how they could be used by The Campus Kitchens Project
  • Research and implement best practices for tracking and managing media mentions
  • Research and develop a cohort of members of the national media covering issues around food waste, hunger, student service, etc.
  • Research and develop the best methods for maintaining communication with Campus Kitchen alumni
  • Assist with planning and logistics for annual Boot Camp training for student leaders, held in Washington, DC
  • Assist with researching and designing materials for the annual Back to School Box campaign
  • Provide ongoing operations and reporting support for the Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga College High School

What We Require:

  • Ability to research topics ranging from food waste to food insecurity
  • Experience using social media platforms and ability to provide insight into what messaging, materials, and social media platforms will resonate with a college-aged audience
  • Some experience with event logistics and planning
  • Excellent writing skills appropriate for web copy, social media and printed communications
  • Interest in issues surrounding poverty, food systems and hunger in America (experience a plus)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Outlook, and PC familiarity

Details:

We would like the intern to begin June 6th and end August 12th but these dates are flexible.  Minimum 20 hours/week required.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to Tyler Tripp at ttripp@campuskitchens.org.

 

Meet our Future Campus Kitchens

, March 14th, 2016

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From March 7 to March 14, two schools rallied thousands of votes from their students, alumni, staff and supporters to win a grant and start their own Campus Kitchen. The votes are in, and we are excited to announce the winners of our latest Launch Grant Video Competition:

Lindsey Wilson College – 1,627 votes
Westtown School – 1,395 votes

These two schools each won a $5,000 grant sponsored by AARP Foundation to start their own Campus Kitchen. AARP was so impressed by the quality of the videos that they are awarding an additional $1,000 to Lindsey Wilson College for receiving the most votes.

These schools qualified for this competition through our online Campus Kitchen Planner, which provides step-by-step guidance to any group interested in bringing our program to their campus. After completing several steps in the Planner, each competing school submitted a video explaining why their community would benefit from a Campus Kitchen. Then, over the past 7 days, the competitors mobilized their supporters to vote for their videos bolster the students’ efforts to bring a Campus Kitchen to new communities.

A big thanks to those who voted and congratulations to our winners! We are so looking forward to adding them to our growing network!

Want to join our hunger-fighting movement? Check out our upcoming grant opportunities to learn how you can secure funding to bring this program to your campus.

Trader Joe’s Diverts Food Waste to Campus Kitchen

, March 3rd, 2016

TJ DonationCan you imagine what you would do with four truckloads of recovered food? The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University (CKKent) was recently faced with just that question.

Last month, the local Trader Joe’s in the Cleveland suburb of Woodmere, Ohio, closed its doors for the final time. The popular grocery store chain was only moving a few blocks to a newly constructed location, but consistent with company policy, the store couldn’t actually move any of their food with them to the new location. Luckily, CKKent, which has been recovering bi-weekly from Trader Joe’s since 2012, was ready for the donation.

Four truckloads of bell peppers, sweet potatoes, chicken, and so many more assorted foods were recovered by CKKent student and staff volunteers. It took over 20 hours and around 60 volunteers to transport the items to the University’s Sodexo run Dining Services’ kitchen space made available to the Campus Kitchen by Sodexo. With these noteworthy additions to their freezer and pantry shelves, CKKent volunteers will be able to supplement their ongoing meal and food distribution programs in the months to come, helping over 1,000 of the community’s neediest residents receive balanced and healthy meals. The donation is also providing food for CKKent’s “Backpack” program, where children who get free or reduced-price meals in school receive food for themselves and family members to carry them through the weekend.

“Trader Joe’s has been a tremendous asset to KSU and the surrounding community.  They have enabled us to engage students in social justice issues surrounding food insecurity and assisted us in creating the next generation of change agents while enabling us to provide more than 17,000 meals annually to those in need in the local community,” noted Ann Gosky, director, Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement at Kent State University and the Campus Kitchen advisor.

This record-breaking donation of recovered food will provide a plethora of nutritious meals and healthy snacks for many people in need in the community. This strong partnership with Trader Joe’s and the hours of hard work from volunteers is just one more example of how our students are endlessly fighting to end hunger.

CKWDC Wins Raise the Dough Challenge for Second Year in a row

, February 29th, 2016

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24 Campus Kitchens across the country competed against one another to see who could raise the most money to support their Campus Kitchen. Our student volunteers reached out to hundreds of their peers, faculty members and community supporters with impressive results. Together, they raised $41,815 to support their innovative student-powered hunger relief efforts.

Coming in first place for the second year in a row, the Campus Kitchen at Washington, DC (CKWDC) raised $10,195. As the first place winner, CKWDC wins an additional $1,000 prize for raising the most “dough” of any Campus Kitchen. CKWDC will use these funds to support their food recovery and meal production efforts in the DC area. CKWDC recovers around 5,000 pounds of high-quality produce and protein from commercial food operators each month. With their in-house chef and volunteers from three local colleges, church community, and the surrounding community, CKWDC makes and delivers around 1,800 meals every month.

An expert competitor, the Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College came in second place, for the second year in a row, raising $7,364 and winning an additional $500 prize.

Students with the Campus Kitchen at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore/Shady Grove (CKUMES) raised $2,728, coming in third and winning and additional $250.

In an impressive showing, the first-time competitor the Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga College High School (CKGCHS) leveraged the support of 157 donors, earning the $750 award money for most donors. In addition, CKGCHS raised $5,370 dollars during the competition.

A giant “thank you” goes out to all of our 704 donors and to all who shared our challenge with their own networks. Your support makes all the difference in aiding our solutions to hunger and food waste, which since 2001 has empowered student volunteers to recover more than 5 million pounds of food and serve over 2.7 million meals. Thank you for investing in our work!

Interested in ending hunger? Work for CKP!

, February 25th, 2016

Augsburg Vistas 2015_2016CKP is hiring! If you’re passionate about ending hunger and food waste, eliminating food deserts, or any other food/hunger-related issue, we’ve got jobs for you! In partnership with Hunger Free America’s Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps, we are recruiting four AmeriCorps VISTA positions at different Campus Kitchen locations and three Summer Associate VISTAs. We’re taking applications on a rolling basis, so apply today!

Program Innovation Associate – The Campus Kitchens Project
The Campus Kitchen Project is seeking a full year AmeriCorps VISTA member based in our Washington, DC headquarters to help us grow the organization’s capacity to develop and deliver nutrition education, SNAP outreach, and improve benefits access at farmers markets. AmeriCorps VISTA positions are designed to enhance organizational capacity, but are not direct service roles. The VISTA will report to and support the Associate Director of Training and Evaluation in developing and improving resources for nutrition and community outreach to be used by Campus Kitchens across the nation. Some activities will include collaborating with CKP staff and with VISTA members working at our other locations across the country to identify emerging best practices, so the position is a great opportunity for those who enjoy working as part of a national team and gaining experience in developing impactful nonprofit programs. This is a one year, full-time position beginning in June 2016.

Assistant Program Coordinator, Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps VISTA Member – the Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston
The Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA member to support the CKUMB Coordinator in expanding CKUMB’s programming through volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, community engagement and partnerships, SNAP outreach, nutrition education, and capacity building. The VISTA member will prepare for and implement nutrition education programs for youth and senior citizens; distribute information about SNAP and SNAP E&T programs and lead info sessions with community organizations and members; support and enhance local community garden initiatives and farmers markets; and assist in volunteer recruitment efforts to facilitate operations. This is a one year, full-time position beginning June 2016.

Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps VISTA Member – the Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University
The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University (CKNU) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will work as a team with the CKNU Program Coordinator to promote volunteering opportunities, manage volunteer shifts, conduct community outreach, and develop innovative and meaningful programming to increase food justice and hunger awareness for the larger campus community. On a daily basis they will respond to volunteer inquires, complete food safety paperwork, track information for monthly reports, and establish new food resourcing partnerships.

Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps VISTA Member – Marquette University
The Campus Kitchen at Marquette University (CKMU) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will work as a team with the CKMU Program Coordinator to promote volunteering opportunities, manage volunteer shifts, conduct community outreach, and develop innovative and meaningful programming to increase food justice and hunger awareness for the larger campus community. On a daily basis they will respond to volunteer inquires, complete food safety paperwork, track information for monthly reports, and establish new food resourcing partnerships.

 

Also check out the Summer Associate VISTA positions at the following Campus Kitchens!

 

Welcoming the 51st Campus Kitchen

, February 24th, 2016

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Earlier this year, students and staff at Baldwin Wallace University participated in our launch grant video competition sponsored by CoBank. Students rallied thousands of supporters to vote for their entry. By the end of the competition, Baldwin Wallace’s submission received over 2,000 votes, winning them a $3,000 grant to bring our program to their campus. Today, we’re thrilled to officially open the Campus Kitchen at Baldwin Wallace University (CKBWU).

CKBWU will become the 51st Campus Kitchen to join the growing national network and the third in the state of Ohio. CKBWU is sponsored by the Office of Community Outreach. Student volunteers will conduct food recovery shifts from Union Dining Hall on campus, Cleveland Food Bank, and local restaurants and food suppliers. Student volunteers will prepare meals from this recovered food at Union Dining Hall one day a week, with the expectation of increasing this over the next year. Student volunteers will be delivering meals to St. Paul’s – Cleveland, a faith-based organization that serves hot meals to community members in need. Through collaboration with Cleveland Food Bank and Hunger Network of Cleveland, the student leaders at CKBWU hope to expand their services to other hot meal programs and eventually provide nutrition education and workshops.

Olivia Rogine, CKP’s Community Development Coordinator is spending the next couple of days in Berea, Ohio sharing best practices and equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to run an effective community-based organization. Olivia is joined by Robert Egger, CKP’s founder, for an official launch event where Robert will be sharing the growth and impact of The Campus Kitchens Project. We’re thrilled to welcome the students at Baldwin Wallace into our network, as they’ll help us prevent even more food from going to waste this year!

How can you get involved in preventing food waste? Find out here.

To learn more about bringing a Campus Kitchen to your school, email orogine@campuskitchens.org.

Welcoming the 50th Campus Kitchen

, February 18th, 2016

Today, CKP is excited to welcome Arkansas Tech University to our national network, becoming the 50th Campus Kitchen. The Campus Kitchen at Arkansas Tech University (CKATU) will work towards ending hunger in the Arkansas River Valley community by transforming unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets into healthy meals that are delivered to local agencies serving the community.

CKP’s impact is growing across the nation. Earlier this year, we announced our landmark 5 million pounds of recovered food, which was repurposed into over 2.7 million balanced and nutritious meals to feed people struggling with hunger. We’re thrilled to welcome the students at Arkansas Tech into our growing network, and together we’ll prevent even more food from going to waste this year.

CKATU is the first Campus Kitchen to launch in Arkansas and the 26th state to join the CKP network. CKATU works hand in hand with Because We Can, which is the student organization that started the Campus Kitchen at Arkansas Tech University.CKATU is sponsored by the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Arkansas Tech University and will recover food from Chambers Cafeteria on campus. Food will be recovered five nights a week, Sunday through Thursday and will be delivered five mornings a week, Monday through Friday. Volunteers will deliver these meals to Main Street Mission, which is a local soup kitchen, a food pantry called Manna House, and St. John Catholic Food Pantry.

Arkansas Tech is one of three schools that participated in the launch grant video competition sponsored by CoBank in November 2015. A group of campus representatives created a video explaining why their community would benefit from a Campus Kitchen and rallied thousands of supporters to vote for their entry. By the end of the competition, Arkansas Tech’s submission received almost 3,000 votes, winning them a $4,000 grant to bring our program to their campus.

Kendall Tubb, the cofounder of the Campus Kitchen at Arkansas Tech and Because We Can is ecstatic for the official launch of the Campus Kitchen at Arkansas Tech University. “We have been working very hard for about a year now to get the recovery program started, and I am very excited to see it paying off. Winning the grant competition was so amazing, and now we are finally getting our Campus Kitchen up and running.”

Our network is expanding to new communities all across the nation, driving up the pounds of food we are diverting from landfills, and the meals we deliver to underserved communities. This year, our student volunteers are slated to recover over one million pounds of wasted food that they will use to create healthy, balanced meals for their community.

How can you get involved in preventing food waste? Find out here.

To learn more about bringing a Campus Kitchen to your school, email orogine@campuskitchens.org.

Raise the Dough 2016

, February 10th, 2016

web post header That’s right: the Raise the Dough Challenge starts today!

Donate to Raise the Dough Challenge 2016

From now through the end of Friday, February 26, 22 of our Campus Kitchens are going head to head to see who can raise the most money. The Campus Kitchen that raises the most by the end of the week will win a $1,000 prize. Which Campus Kitchen do you want to come out on top? Support them with a $10 donation today, share your support on social media using #raisedough and stay tuned throughout the next seven days to see how the competition shakes out! Don’t see your Campus Kitchen on our team page? Contribute to The Campus Kitchens Project nationally instead, and your donation will help us open more Campus Kitchens, growing our network to over 50 schools!

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