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The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University

Thank you for your interest in the Campus Kitchen at Kent State University. We are a student-run kitchen that utilizes food from dining services, local farmers, and grocers for hunger relief.

The Campus Kitchen runs on donated food, shared kitchen space, and student volunteers who want to make a difference! By recovering food that otherwise would go to waste, the kitchen is able to prepare 300 nutritious meals each week for those struggling with food insecurity. Food is delivered to Kent Social Services, Center of Hope, Upper Room Ministries and Springtime of Hope. The Campus Kitchen engages with the community every Saturday at the Haymakers Farmers’ Market, as well as partners with the Nutrition Outreach program at Kent to provide nutrition education to children, youth, and senior adults.

Amanda Woodyard and Adrienne Wilson talk to us about how Campus Kitchen was established.


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

Cooking Shift

Cooking Shift

Cooking Shift

Join us on Wednesdays between 4 and 8 p.m. as we prepare meals for those in need. Learn valuable cooking skills, food handling techniques, and recipes. Beall Hall Kitchen, 2nd floor

Register for Cooking Shift

Farmers Market

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

Assist at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market in downtown Kent every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Volunteers market our programs, establish relationships with farmers, recover food, and assist with nutrition programs.

 Register for Farmer's Market

Food Pantry

Food Recovery

Assist individuals as they select fresh food and other supplemental groceries from our weekly pantry program.

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PBJ Creation

PB & J Creation

Bridge Food Prep

Join us on Fridays between 3 and 4 p.m. as we make sandwiches to hand out at the Bridge. Beall Hall Kitchen, 2nd floor

Register For Bridge Food Prep

 Register for PB & J Creation

Bridge Program

Bridge Program

Deliver meals to a food insecure population in downtown Akron. Join us every Friday from 4:45 - 7:00 p.m. Carpooling available from the Beall Hall loading dock.

 Register for Bridge Program