Campus Kitchen

2020 Flashes Fighting Hunger Contactless Food Drive

Kent State University’s Flashes Fighting Hunger Contactless Food Drive will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Hilltop Drive. The collection station will be located on Hilltop Drive in front of Cartwright Hall. This is the second year the university’s Community Engaged Learning and Campus Kitchen are hosting the citywide event as part of KSU Kickoff, a series of events to welcome new students to Kent State. All members of the Kent State and surrounding community are invited to participate by driving through the food drive station and dr...

Volunteers Dave and Terri Cardy pack and weigh produce to hand out at the Campus Kitchen in Beall Hall. The food is mostly donated by Trader Joe’s locations in the Cleveland area.

The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University, a student-run organization that reclaims food to feed the needy in the Kent area, has had to swiftly switch gears from operating a hot food kitchen to an expanded food pantry. Normally, the Campus Kitchen would have about 20 visitors during its weekly pantry distributions. Over the past few months, however, that number has grown to more than 50, with an additional 20 bags of food delivered to families in need at Holden Elementary School.  From its home kitchen inside Beall Hall on the Kent Campus, the organization distributes between 1,5...

Every other Tuesday, student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at Kent State University prepare dinner for the residents of the Kentway Apartment Complex, a government-subsidized housing complex on East Summit Street in Kent.    At 5 p.m., residents gather in the dining hall and volunteers serve the meal that is prepared from food donated by Trader Joe’s.   When it is not a dinner night and volunteers are not cooking up grilled chicken, filet mignon or chicken noodle soup – some of the items that have graced the dinner menu – they set up a pop-up market where residents can...

Kent State senior Erin Shattuck (left) travels to the Netherlands where she took classes in sustainable development.

Kent State biology student rescues excess food for educational feast Imagine planning a dinner party for 500 of your closest friends and not knowing what you will serve until almost the last minute. It might sound stressful, but for Erin Shattuck it is a privilege. Ms. Shattuck is passionate about using every last morsel of food to prevent waste. She is even more passionate about telling and teaching others to do the same.    On April 15, Ms. Shattuck will host the first Kent State University Feed the 500, an educational awareness feast designed to draw attention to the...

Students team up to prepare meals in the Campus Kitchen at Kent State, located in the second floor kitchen in Beall Hall.

The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University is celebrating its fifth anniversary and has launched a new program this summer as part of activities marking its fifth year. The Campus Kitchen’s new pop-up market offers healthy produce and pantry items to children and families at no cost. “At an alternative spring break in Washington, D.C., this past year, the Campus Kitchen volunteered at an organization called Martha’s Table,” said Ann Gosky, former director of Kent State’s Office of Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement, who now serves as the director of Kent State’s Office of Student R...