The Campus Kitchen at UGA

The Campus Kitchen at UGA Food recovery and redistribution program of the UGA Office of Service-Learning.
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The Campus Kitchen at UGA is a student-powered hunger relief organization of the Office of Service-Learning. Each week, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need in Athens, GA. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community. The Campus Kitchen at UGA goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to participate in nutrition education,combat senior isolation, and create dialogues on food policy in the UGA community. The Campus Kitchen at UGA became the 33rd official branch of the Campus Kitchens Project network in the fall of 2012. The Campus Kitchen at UGA focuses on alleviating senior hunger in Athens, GA. Sign up for a volunteer shift here: https://www.givepulse.com/group/7739-Campus-Kitchen-at-UGA

Thanks to nearly 350 donors from the UGA and Athens area communities, Campus Kitchen at UGA has met its Georgia Funder g...
05/26/2020
Support Campus Kitchen in Serving Our Senior Citizens - Georgia Funder

Thanks to nearly 350 donors from the UGA and Athens area communities, Campus Kitchen at UGA has met its Georgia Funder goal of $37,500 of support! Because of these gifts, Campus Kitchen will purchase a large-capacity freezer that will allow it to serve 30% more people in need. This support will also enable the program to continue serving meals without the aid of student volunteers into September 2020. Thank you, donors!

Thanks to an amazing outpouring of support from the UGA and Athens area community, on April 23 we reached Campus Kitchen’s short term goal of $12,500 in support to continue providing meals into…

Campus Kitchen is nearing its goal to purchase a large-capacity freezer that will allow it to serve 30% more people in n...
05/21/2020
Support Campus Kitchen in Serving Our Senior Citizens - Georgia Funder

Campus Kitchen is nearing its goal to purchase a large-capacity freezer that will allow it to serve 30% more people in need. Reaching the goal will also enable the program to provide meals without the aid of student volunteers into September. Any support now will have an impact and all help is appreciated!

Thanks to an amazing outpouring of support from the UGA and Athens area community, on April 23 we reached Campus Kitchen’s short term goal of $12,500 in support to continue providing…

This week is National Hospital Week, a time to highlight the amazing and selfless work of hospital employees whose life-...
05/13/2020

This week is National Hospital Week, a time to highlight the amazing and selfless work of hospital employees whose life-saving efforts have taken on an even larger significance in recent months.

Join us in sending email notes of appreciation and thanks to the local healthcare workers in our community by visiting the links below.

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center: https://givepul.se/50l2dp

St. Mary's Health Care System: https://givepul.se/cudbih

Over the past few weeks, Campus Kitchen has witnessed an amazing response by our UGA community and beyond to the COVID-1...
04/24/2020
Support Campus Kitchen in Serving Our Senior Citizens and Healthcare Workers - Georgia Funder

Over the past few weeks, Campus Kitchen has witnessed an amazing response by our UGA community and beyond to the COVID-19 crisis. We have been blessed by our volunteers who donate their time to our cause — helping every week to feed over 200 people and deliver meals to 55 families, mostly grandparents raising grandchildren.
If you feel inspired by our story, we would kindly ask you to follow the link below to give a gift to our Athens senior community. Any gift, large or small, will have an impact.

Thanks to an amazing outpouring of support from the UGA and Athens area community, on April 23 we reached Campus Kitchen’s short term goal of $12,500 in…

04/20/2020
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Please join the PSO for their 2020 Honors Week where they acknowledge their PSO Awardees for their excellence and commitment to improving the quality of life across the State of Georgia. Follow the link to meet the awardees and learn more:
https://outreach.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-PSO-Annual-Meeting-Program-and-Letter.pdf

Donations — whether they’re of time, money, or facilities — are vital for Campus Kitchen’s mission, and we are so blesse...
04/15/2020

Donations — whether they’re of time, money, or facilities — are vital for Campus Kitchen’s mission, and we are so blessed that our partners and volunteers have continued to support us throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We've had some amazing organizations and businesses like Trader Joe's-Athens,GA, University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, UGArden, and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA helping us on the front lines. Thanks for all the support!

To help provide meals to senior citizens, support Campus Kitchen in the Office of Service-Learning by giving online!

https://gail.uga.edu/commit?cat=campus&subcat=public%20service%20%26%20outreach&des=90346000

Get to know our coordinator, Andie Bisceglia on the podcast “Ecology is Everywhere” made by The Ecology School located i...
04/13/2020
Ecology is Everywhere: Episode 3 — The Ecology School

Get to know our coordinator, Andie Bisceglia on the podcast “Ecology is Everywhere” made by The Ecology School located in Saco, Maine. In this podcast, she discusses things from Campus Kitchen operations to ecology-related skits like “Doc Rock”. Follow the link to give it a listen:
https://theecologyschool.org/blog/ecology-is-everywhere-episode-3?fbclid=IwAR2DmUZZRK0CW5lTrv2WfeT3VaRZ0epTFxddEFDiFvDo7xl16DKiRJN5Rhc

Ecology is Everywhere is a podcast about environmental education and the places it takes us. In Episode 2 we talk to Gabby Queenan, Policy Director at the Massachusetts River Alliance.

Hey, Hunger Fighters! Though our communities have been disrupted to their core, Campus Kitchen is still out here deliver...
04/08/2020

Hey, Hunger Fighters! Though our communities have been disrupted to their core, Campus Kitchen is still out here delivering vital meals and groceries to the community. Like everything else, our operations have changed SO much, especially our deliveries. Volunteers and interns maintain the safe 6-foot distance from one another, wear masks and gloves, and ride from delivery to delivery with one person driving and one sitting in the back with the windows open to allow lots of airflow. We place the meals at our client’s doors and stay back at least 6-feet to ensure their safety and our own. Ultimately, it’s about continuing to make all of our deliveries while keeping everyone safe. We hope everyone is adjusting and staying healthy!

To help provide meals to senior citizens, support Campus Kitchen in the Office of Service-Learning by giving online!

https://gail.uga.edu/commit?cat=campus&subcat=public%20service%20%26%20outreach&des=90346000

“I think we all have a part in this and I’m just happy that we could help,” said Darrell Goodman. Read about how Campus ...
04/01/2020
UGA Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table of those in need

“I think we all have a part in this and I’m just happy that we could help,” said Darrell Goodman. Read about how Campus Kitchen has been operating with the help of our community partners at Trader Joe's-Athens,GA, UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel, State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, and the UGArden. Thanks to Aaron Cox for writing such an informative article.
We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy!

With help from UGA Public Service and Outreach, the harvest and delivery of food to local families continues.

Hey Hunger Fighters! Food insecurity is a problem that doesn't disappear when other emergencies come around. That's why ...
03/27/2020

Hey Hunger Fighters!
Food insecurity is a problem that doesn't disappear when other emergencies come around. That's why we're SO thankful for all of our community partners and fellow UGA Public Service and Outreach units who have stepped up to help us continue to provide weekly food and prepared meals to all of our clients.

Produce from UGArden and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA is prepared into finished meals at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel for and safely delivered to our clients’ doorsteps by amazing volunteers from UGA Service-Learning, AmeriCorps VISTAs, and many others. Thank you to everyone for your continued selfless service to the community.

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03/23/2020

The Campus Kitchen at UGA's cover photo

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03/23/2020

The Campus Kitchen at UGA

Our community’s support of our work makes us who we are. Whether you’ve given financially in the past, or you are volunt...
12/03/2019

Our community’s support of our work makes us who we are. Whether you’ve given financially in the past, or you are volunteering or partnering with us now, thank you for including Campus Kitchen in your vision of a more sustainable, kinder, and healthier life for Athenians.

Please consider supporting the work we get to do by donating to Campus Kitchen before midnight Dec 3rd. Your support goes towards helping UGA students meet the needs of Athens. Let’s fight this good fight for hunger relief together!!

https://dar.uga.edu/funder/campaigns/giving-tuesday-with-campus-kitchen/

#hungerfighters #givingtuesday #ugaserves #savefoodfeedseniors

This weekend, Campus Kitchen participated in Athens Imagination Squared. Imagination Squared hands out wood blocks to me...
04/02/2019

This weekend, Campus Kitchen participated in Athens Imagination Squared. Imagination Squared hands out wood blocks to members of the Athens community to decorate with their interpretation of resilience. Volunteers visited the Denney Tower housing community, a community dinner program that Campus Kitchen works with to make block with the residents. Visit the Imagination Squared website at imaginationsquared.org to learn more and see pictures and videos of the Imagination Blocks.

We’re excited to be a partner in next Thursday’s event at Athens Ciné - WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. Producer Anthon...
03/21/2019
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste at Cine - movie times & tickets

We’re excited to be a partner in next Thursday’s event at Athens Ciné - WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. Producer Anthony Bourdain brings us a documentary that highlights our problems with food waste with various chefs working to make the most of the food they create. Tastings from chefs of local Athens restaurants start at 5:30 and 7 with screenings of the film at 6:30 and 8. Following the film our very own coordinator Brad Turner will be speaking alongside Kristin Baskin, CEO of Let Us Compost. RSVP for this free event while tickets last at sustainability.uga.edu/foodshed.

Presented as part of the SCIENCE ON SCREEN FILM SERIES, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in coordination with the UGA Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.Join us for a tasting reception with chefs PETER DALE f...

Yesterday morning our unsuspecting coordinator got a surprise donations from Colins and the team at Athens @earthfare! A...
06/01/2018

Yesterday morning our unsuspecting coordinator got a surprise donations from Colins and the team at Athens @earthfare! A lonely, seasoned shelf unit and several boxes of shelf-stable soups will have a second life in our kitchen and pantry!

Pictured center is Full Plate volunteer Tom - Tom’s been picking up surplus goods from Earthfare a number of years for programs like #projectsafeathens serving our communities! Campus Kitchen is not the only organization doing food recovery work and we’re honored to share others’ stories - it takes all of us to #savefoodfeedseniors #savefoodfeedanyone #cleanfoodsecurity #hungerfighters 📸: @bcturner1914

Thanks @accaging volunteer Tom for helping out with some meal packaging this morning! Cauliflower rice, hot dogs, and a ...
05/18/2018

Thanks @accaging volunteer Tom for helping out with some meal packaging this morning! Cauliflower rice, hot dogs, and a homemade applesauce on the menu 🍚🌭🍎Summer operations carry on at #CKUGA in May, join us for good vibes in the kitchen! Link to volunteer in bio #thursdaymorningvibes #savefoodfeedseniors #hungerfighters #campuskitchens #ugaserves @ Athens, Georgia

Thank you Chynna, Alexia and Kaila! These fabulous volunteers joined us on Reading Day to package tasty soups and grains...
04/27/2018

Thank you Chynna, Alexia and Kaila! These fabulous volunteers joined us on Reading Day to package tasty soups and grains at the ACCA!

Are YOU in need of a change of scenery during finals? Tired of staring at screens and sitting? Trade it for the kitchen! WE’RE in need of volunteers for this coming Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday cooking shifts! Link in bio 👀
#campuskitchenthings #savefoodfeedseniors #hungerfighters #finalsweekgotmelike #ugafinals #partyinthekitchen #dontstop

The search for the next class of student #hungerfighters ENDS TODAY AT 5PM.  Join us in the fight against hunger and foo...
04/20/2018
Join Our Team | The Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia

The search for the next class of student #hungerfighters ENDS TODAY AT 5PM. Join us in the fight against hunger and food waste at: ckuga.org/join-our-team
#UGA #campuskItchen #savefoodfeedseniors #hungerfigters #ugaserves #growwhereyoureplanted #sustainablefood #wasteless #thisispublichealth #DGD

Too much too fast? We’ve changed the training timeline for summer and fall Culinary Shift Captain positions – complete y...
04/20/2018

Too much too fast? We’ve changed the training timeline for summer and fall Culinary Shift Captain positions – complete your ServSafe after finals week is over! Applications close today at 5pm for the 2018 #CKUGA summer or fall Leadership Team! Cultivate leadership skills while serving our senior community in Athens. Apply at: ckuga.org/join-our-team

#UGA #campuskItchen #savefoodfeedseniors #hungerfigters #ugaserves #growwhereyoureplanted #sustainablefood #wasteless #thisispublichealth #DGD

Apply now for #CKUGA's 2018 leadership team! The leadership team is the backbone CKUGA and lead our movement of student-...
04/18/2018

Apply now for #CKUGA's 2018 leadership team! The leadership team is the backbone CKUGA and lead our movement of student-powered hunger relief! Apply here: ckuga.org/join-our-team

#UGA #CampusKitchens #HungerFighters

APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAYApply now to join the 2018 CKUGA leadership team! Cultivate your leadership skills while a...
04/17/2018

APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY

Apply now to join the 2018 CKUGA leadership team! Cultivate your leadership skills while also fighting food waste and hunger in the greater Athens area.

Apply Here: ckuga.org/Join-Our-Team

#CKUGA #UGA #HungerFighters #CampusKitchens

Like to drive? Help to fight senior hunger in the greater Athens area and apply to be a Campus Kitchen 2018 Summer or Fa...
04/16/2018

Like to drive? Help to fight senior hunger in the greater Athens area and apply to be a Campus Kitchen 2018 Summer or Fall Delivery driver! Other leadership team opportunities for cooking and food collection are also available. Apply here: ckuga.org/join-our-team
#CKUGA #UGA #HungerFighters #CampusKitchen

Today is the day! Register now for the LEAD Athens Alumni Association Moonlight 5k here: https://goo.gl/ab7u39 Night-of ...
04/13/2018

Today is the day! Register now for the LEAD Athens Alumni Association Moonlight 5k here: https://goo.gl/ab7u39

Night-of registration begins at 8:00 PM at First American bank and the race takes place on begins at 10 pm.

04/12/2018
6th ANNUAL LEAD ATHENS MOONLIGHT 5K RUN/WALK

There's still time to register for the Moonlight 5k!
For the third year in a row, the proceeds of the LEAD Athens Alumni Association Moonlight 5k will benefit CKUGA! The race starts and ends at First American Bank & Trust in Downtown Athens tomorrow, April 13th, at 10:00 pm. Registration is $25 and Night-of registration begins at 8:00 PM at First American bank. Register online here: https://goo.gl/ab7u39
#CKUGA #UGA #CampusKitchens #HungerFighters

Come to downtown Athens, GA for a Moonlight 5K and party afterward. The race will be run on the paved streets of the Classic City! Event details and schedule Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: Begins at 8PM Friday night 4/13/18 5K: Starts at 10PM After Party: Join us after the race for a party...

Like cooking? Want to help people? Apply to be a fall or summer 2018 CKUGA leadership team member! Apply here by April 2...
04/11/2018

Like cooking? Want to help people? Apply to be a fall or summer 2018 CKUGA leadership team member! Apply here by April 20th: https://www.ckuga.org/join-our-team
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#CKUGA #CampusKitchens #UGA #HungerFighters

40% of all food in the United States is wasted, while 1 in 5 residence of Athens don't know where their next meal is com...
04/10/2018

40% of all food in the United States is wasted, while 1 in 5 residence of Athens don't know where their next meal is coming from. Help fight food waste and hunger in the greater Athens area by joining the 2018 CKUGA summer or fall leadership team. Apply here: https://www.ckuga.org/join-our-team
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#CKUGA #UGA #CampusKitchens #HungerFighters

Join the fight against food waste and hunger by applying to be a part of the Campus Kitchen at UGA's 2018 Fall or Summer...
04/09/2018

Join the fight against food waste and hunger by applying to be a part of the Campus Kitchen at UGA's 2018 Fall or Summer Leadership Team! Apply here by April 20th: www.ckuga.org/join-our-team
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#HungerFighter #CKUGA #CKP #UGA

Hunger doesn't take a summer break. Apply today to join #CKUGA's 2018 Summer leadership team at : ckuga.org/join-our-tea...
04/05/2018

Hunger doesn't take a summer break. Apply today to join #CKUGA's 2018 Summer leadership team at : ckuga.org/join-our-team
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#CKUGA Summer and Fall leadership team applications are now open! If you're interested in helping to fight hunger and fo...
04/03/2018

#CKUGA Summer and Fall leadership team applications are now open! If you're interested in helping to fight hunger and food waste in the greater Athens area, while also cultivating leadership and management skills - apply here: https://www.ckuga.org/join-our-team
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This past weekend the #CKUGA executive board travel to Indianapolis to attend the 2018 Food and Hunger Summit. We had an...
03/27/2018

This past weekend the #CKUGA executive board travel to Indianapolis to attend the 2018 Food and Hunger Summit. We had an amazing time learning, meeting the founder of the Campus Kitchens Project Robert Egger, and of course playing in the snow! #FWHS #CampusKitchens #UGA #HungerFighters

Hunger doesn’t take a snow day #FWHS #CKUGA #CampusKitchen #HungerFighters # UGA
03/25/2018

Hunger doesn’t take a snow day #FWHS #CKUGA #CampusKitchen #HungerFighters # UGA

#ThrowbackThursday to our service-learning volunteers learning how to defrost apple sauce while preparing for last month...
03/22/2018

#ThrowbackThursday to our service-learning volunteers learning how to defrost apple sauce while preparing for last months community dinner at Denny Tower!

#BeyondTheMeal #HungerFighters #UGA #CampusKitchen #CKUGA

Check out our March blog post to learn all about how #CKUGA is teaming up with UGA Peer Nutrition Educators for National...
03/20/2018
It's National Nutrition Month! | The Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia

Check out our March blog post to learn all about how #CKUGA is teaming up with UGA Peer Nutrition Educators for National Nutrition Month!
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#UGA #CampusKitchens #HungerFighters #NNMUGA #gofurtherUGA

Campus Kitchen volunteers participated in National Nutrition Month® during March. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign cr...

This past Tuesday CKUGA went #BeyondtheMeal with our garden club participants and painted wooden spoons that will be use...
03/08/2018

This past Tuesday CKUGA went #BeyondtheMeal with our garden club participants and painted wooden spoons that will be used as plant markers for the club's upcoming Spring Planting Day! #CampusKitchen #CKUGA #UGA #HungerFighters

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The Campus Kitchen at UGA is the student-powered hunger relief program of the UGA Office of Service-Learning. We exist to spotlight sustainable solutions to hunger and food waste and to showcase a mutually beneficial university-community partnership.

Campus Kitchen runs a weekly food recovery and redistribution enterprise led by UGA student volunteers. Student leaders and volunteers together transform unused food from grocery stores and farms into meals and groceries that are delivered to older adults and human service agencies in Athens, Georgia.

The Campus Kitchen at UGA goes beyond providing just meal service by using food as a tool to combat senior isolation, foster community connections, and engage UGA students and faculty in developing sustainable solutions to food waste and hunger.

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