The Campus Kitchen at Auburn University is a student-led organization focused on feeding those on campus and in our community who face food insecurity.
This Tiger Giving Day, our goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase a utility vehicle with a cargo bed, which will make it easier for volunteers to pick up food from campus dining halls. Any additional funds received will be used to purchase supplies needed to maintain daily operations.
We strengthen bodies by empowering thousands of students each year to recover the unserved food from campus dining facilities and off-campus partners. Volunteers turn this food into nutritionally balanced meals to deliver to those in need.
Last year, Campus Kitchens collected more than 50,000 pounds of food and distributed 53,000 meals to the 27 community partners who receive meals. This includes the Auburn Family Meals program which provides food to Auburn students who are struggling with food insecurity.
The program also empowers minds and builds community by holding educational seminars that provide an enriched relationship with those in the community and raises awareness of hunger and the major impact that it has in the area.
Students recover the food, lead packaging shifts, organize volunteers, transport meals to community partners, coordinate and run educational seminars, keep track of the logistics and safety paperwork, organize fundraisers, manage the budget, develop curriculum, and recruit student volunteers.
Help us provide nutritious meals for Auburn students and the community by giving to Campus Kitchens on Tiger Giving Day.
Thank you and War Eagle!
Campus Kitchens is sponsored by the Office of Public Service in the division of University Outreach.