Campus Kitchens Project (SLU)

Community Mentor:

Agency and Placement Location: On-campus, Eben Holden (unless otherwise noted)

Mission: According to their website, Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) started at St. Lawrence in 2010 when one of its students applied for a CKP grant as a Senior project. It has since become a vitally important service that community members-at-large depend on for shared meals and fellowship. Every single week, 52 weeks of the year, St. Lawrence students and community volunteers turn food that would otherwise be wasted from campus dining halls and local farms into delicious, nutritionally balanced, three-course meals. The program provides leadership and service learning opportunities to students while helping to meet nutritional and social needs of adults, seniors, children and families in the community.

1. Prep shift (Sunday 2:00pm-4:00pm) Students volunteering on Sundays will be tasked with creating a menu and prepping the ingredients. This includes chopping vegetables and baking desserts.
2. Cooking shift (Monday 3:00pm-5:00pm) Students volunteering on Mondays will be cooking the food and serving it to the local community
3. Serving shift (Monday 4:30pm (meet at Eben)-6:30pm) Once the meals are served, volunteers sit down with the community members to share a meal and engage in conversation.

Agency Requirements: a mandatory kitchen orientation must be completed before hours begin

To learn more, visit the CKP National website.