Campus Kitchen

The Campus Kitchen at Campbell University (CKCU) is part of  The Campus Kitchens Project, a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger in their community. On over 54 university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants and farmer’s markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need.

CKCU launched in 2016 and is fueled by the energy of student volunteers. Volunteers are trained in proper food safety and sanitation and then develop menus, work in the kitchen, deliver meals, and learn socially-responsible leadership skills.

We currently prepare and serve approximately one meal every other week to families in Western Harnett County at Johnsonville Elementary School in Cameron, NC. These meals are often accompanied by nutrition education with a focus on healthy eating, occasional health education and basic screenings, and other informative programming provided by Campbell University students, faculty and staff. CKCU also strives to reclaim food to decrease the amount of food waste in our community. We currently partner with Aramark and Big Cheese Pizza.

Get Involved

C​KCU would not be possible without the help of our student and community volunteers. ​There are many ways you can participate and help us!

Dates for Fall 2019 are:

September 26                          October 24
October 10                                November 14

Volunteer at one of our four shifts :

  • Precooking shift – Serving days at 11:00am in the Campus Ministry House on campus
  • Cooking shift – Serving days – arrive at Campus Ministry House at 2:00; van leaves campus at 2:15 or you can meet us at Johnsonville at 2:45-3:00; ends at 4:45
  • Serving shift – Serving days – leaves campus at 4:15 or meet at Johnsonville at 4:45; ends around 6:30
  • Reclaiming shift – Various days and times – help us pick up food and bring back to campus for storage

Be a shift captain at one of the dates and shifts listed above.

Serve on our student leadership team.

Hold a supplies drive for us.

Donate money so we can purchase supplies needed for meals.

Become a food donation partner. Donations are tax deductible and protected by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.


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