The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University (CKBU) is a student-led organization that focuses on food waste and alleviation of hunger in the city of Waco. We have student teams that recover food from dining halls, prepare healthy, nutritious meals for non-profits in town, and harvest fresh produce from our Campus Kitchen Community Garden.
Founded in 2008, CKBU has grown exponentially in the past years and is affecting the lives of many in our city. In 2016 we recovered over 21,000 pounds of food from the dining halls on campus. All of this food is given to the Salvation Army to feed the hungry. Last year, we also served over 18,000 fresh, nutritious meals to Mission Waco, the Cove, and the Family Abuse Center. All of the produce we grow in the Campus Kitchen Community Garden is used in the meals prepard by students each week.
The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University is an affiliate of the national Campus Kitchen Project. We are one of 57 schools, and the first Campus Kitchen in Texas, who are making a difference to those who are hungry in our city. The Baylor Campus Kitchen is a great way for students to get involved on campus and to bridge the gap between Baylor and the Waco community in which we live. Visit our Get Involved page for information about how you can volunteer, and click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter!