The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University


Thank you for your interest in the Campus Kitchen at Kent State University (CKKSU). We are a student-run kitchen that runs on recovered food, shared kitchen space in Beall Hall, and volunteers who want to make a difference!

CKKSU is a part of the national Campus Kitchen Project and was started by KSU students in 2011. By recovering food that otherwise would go to waste, the kitchen is able to prepare 350+ nutritious meals each week for those struggling with food insecurity.

We also collaborate with the Center for Nutrition Outreach at Kent to provide fresh food for the Mighty Pack program and prepare food samples for the Haymaker Farmers’ Market. Finally, CKKSU delivers fresh food to the Women’s Center food pantry on Thursdays.

Join our leadership team!

Click on a link below to learn more and sign up for a shift.

Cooking Shifts

Help prepare meals for those in need. Learn valuable cooking skills, food handling techniques, and recipes. Meals are prepared for Upper Room Ministries, Kent Social Services, Center of Hope, Springtime of Hope, and Kentway Apartments.

Tuesday Afternoon Shift

Wednesday Afternoon Shift: filled by nutrition class for spring semester

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Farmer's Market

Join us at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. Promote the Campus Kitchen, handout food samples, and recover food from local farmers.

 Register for Farmer's Market

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Food pantry

Volunteer or shop! Distribute food at our on-campus food pantry and/or shop for supplemental groceries. Open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Monday Evenings

Friday Afternoons

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PB&J Prep Shift

Make PB&J sandwiches and sack meals for a food insecure population served by Springtime of Hope in Akron on Friday afternoons.

Register For PB&J Prep Shift

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