Did you know that 18 percent of people in Lee County, AL are classified as food insecure? Food insecurity is defined as lacking access to a sufficient amount of nutritional food.
The Campus Kitchens Project at Auburn University works tirelessly to break this cycle of food insecurity and food waste.
Campus Kitchens is a student-run organization that recovers food that would otherwise be thrown away and gives it to those in need. All of our work is done by a dedicated team of 42 shift leaders who guide volunteers through the recovery process. The recovery process includes: pick-up, packaging, and delivery.
Your contribution will purchase supplies needed to prepare, package and deliver the meals as well as provide funding for a regional summit that will be hosted at Auburn University this year.
Campus Kitchens at Auburn University has a major impact on the local community. During the last academic year, we collected more than 33,000 pounds of food that would have been thrown away and prepared and served more than 34,000 meals to those in need.
To do this, we pick up unserved food from campus dining halls and other community dining venues. Next, we package the recovered food into meals that are both delicious and nutritionally balanced. Finally, the individually packaged meals are taken to 18 unique community partner groups in the Auburn/Opelika area, including: children’s groups, elderly adults, low income families, Auburn students and more.
Our work would not be possible without the support of donors like you, so thank you for helping Campus Kitchens fight food waste and eliminate food insecurity in the Auburn/Opelika community. Campus Kitchens is sponsored by University Outreach’s Office of Public Service.