Q: How did the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University(BUCK) come about?
A: The Baylor chapter is an affiliate of the national non-profit Campus Kitchens Project. Established October 2008, it is the first Campus Kitchen in Texas. Based off this innovative idea, Baylor students are changing the Waco community - one meal at a time.
Q: Who usually helps out with BUCK and do you prefer specific majors?
A: We have volunteers that come from a wide range of backgrounds and we would love for you to join us as well! As there are many aspects to this organization, different majors can contribute in numerous ways. There are nutrition, biology, social work, business (public relations, marketing, distribution management, etc.), pre-health care, education, and many more majors that find a niche in BUCK.
Q: How can I help?
A: Some people help weekly while others help for special events. Sign up for recurring activities with our simple online sign-up here. Or if you want to help for a special event, email us at Jenni_Thomasson@baylor.edu. We are thankful for any time you are able to give.
Q: What if I don't have a lot of time?
A: Not only do we need people to run the daily operations (which may only take 45 to 90 minutes of your day), but we also appreciate if you get the word out. If you are in a dorm or other student organizations, talk to your service chairs. We'd love to help connect Baylor student organizations with the community.
Q: What if I don't have a car?
A: No problem. We only need a car or two for each delivery. In addition, we also have on-campus activities. We have branched out of just rescuing leftover food and into art education for underprivileged kids, food preparation, job placement training, growing food in a community garden, and much more.
Q: Any experience necessary?
A: Not at all. Come for the fun and fellowship with other students that care about the community. You might teach one day and learn the next.
Q: Who do I talk to if I have an idea?
A: We're always looking for new ideas for activities and opportunities and we would love to hear from you! Just send us an email us at Jenni_Thomasson@baylor.edu.
Q: When and where do we meet?
For deliveries, we meet at 3:30pm everyday.
For cooking, we meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30pm.
If you aren't sure who is leading the delivery or managing the kitchen that day, just email us at Jenni_Thomasson@baylor.edu and we will get you in touch with them.
We meet at the Mary Gibbs Jones Family & Consumer Sciences Building.
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