The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University

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

CKKSU was started by KSU students in 2011. By recovering food that otherwise would go to waste, the kitchen is able to prepare 250+ nutritious meals each week for those struggling with food insecurity to Family & Community Services agencies in Portage Country. We also host a twice-weekly food pantry on-campus serving hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members a semester.

We also collaborate with the Center for Nutrition Outreach at Kent to provide fresh food for the Mighty Pack program and have a weekly presence at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market. Finally, CKKSU delivers fresh food to the Office of the Deans of Students satellite pantry on Fridays.

Want to join our leadership team? Email us for more information!


2019 Stats

Pounds of Food Recovered
Hot Meals Served
Hours of Service
Pounds of Food Pantry Distribution

Volunteer With Us!

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with CKKSU!

To find volunteer opporunities, click the link below!

Find Volunteer Opportunities Here

Food Pantry Times & Locations

Open to all members of the Kent State and surrounding community:

  • Tuesdays, 3-5pm
  • Fridays, 2-4 pm

Wright Hall/Tri Towers 1475 Leebrick Dr.

While the weather is nice, we'll be outside under the Wright Hall overhang. You'll find us near the intersection of Leebrick Dr. and Senhauser Dr.

For Students Only

The Office of the Dean of Students Satellite Pantry, Student Center 219

Appointment only between the hours of 12-2pm.

Walk-Up Available between 2-3pm

Please be sure to follow the Flashes Safe Seven at all pantry visits.


Community Partners

> Center of Hope

> Haymaker Farmers' Market

> Kent Social Services

> Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority

> Springtime of Hope

> Trader Joes

> Trinity Lutheran Church

> Upper Room Ministries