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.

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our community, and our Campus Kitchen!



Campus Kitchen Volunteers

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 opportunities, click the link below!

Find Volunteer Opportunities Here

Food Pantry Times & Locations

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

Tri Towers Rotunda 1475 Leebrick Dr. You’ll find us at the door of the intersection of Leebrick Dr. and Senhauser Dr., behind the PARTA bus stop.

  • Tuesdays, Appointment only 3-5:30pm; walk-ins welcome 5:30-6pm
  • Fridays, Appointment only 3-5:30pm; walk-ins welcome 5:30-6pm

Please schedule your time by visiting the following link: Schedule Campus Kitchen Food Pantry

For Students Only

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

  • Fridays, Appointment only 12-2pm; walk-ins welcome 2-3pm

Please schedule your time by visiting the following link: Schedule ODOS Satellite Pantry Time

Please be sure to follow the Flashes Safe Eight 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

> Kentway Apartments

> Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

> United Christian Ministries

> Portage Community Foundation

> Hillel at Kent State