Campus Kitchen Staff Advisors:
Campus Kitchen Student Executive Team Members
Campus Kitchen Student President:
Vice President of Administration:
Vice President of Programs:
Vice President of Communication:
Dining Hall Recovery Manager:
Panera Recovery Manager:
1. How did the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University come to be?
The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University (CKBU) was established in October of 2008 and is an affiliate of the national Campus Kitchens Project, a non-profit housed in Washington D.C. Until August 2019, 63 schools across the country ran a Campus Kitchen and worked to recover food and prepare meals for those in need. CKBU is pretty proud to be the first Campus Kitchen established in the state of Texas, in addition to being only one of two Campus Kitchens in the state.
2. Who usually helps out with Campus Kitchen and do you prefer specific majors?
The students who volunteer with Campus Kitchen are from all different majors. Throughout the semester, different classes and student organizations adopt shifts and provide student volunteers from various areas of study. Although most of our Kitchen Managers are Nutrition Majors, you do not need to have a background in nutrition or possess culinary skills to volunteer with Campus Kitchen. We have volunteer opportunities for students of all majors and skill sets!
3. How can I help or volunteer?
Due to the fact that Campus Kitchen offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, there are many ways in which you can volunteer with our organization. Some students volunteer on a weekly basis, and others help us with special events. If you are interesting in providing help for a special event or in scheduling a group to come and volunteer with us, please email us at Campus_Kitchen@baylor.edu. We are thankful for any time you are able to give!
4. What if I don't have a lot of time?
In addition to needing individuals to help us run our daily operations (which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours of your day, depending on the shift), we do need help spreading the word about our organization and its mission. If you are unable to volunteer with us, we would appreciate it if you could help us share about our organization, our mission, and the work that we do. Feel free to share our webpage and social media pages with those you know. If you live in a dorm or are a member of another student organization, talk to your service chairs about Campus Kitchen and set up a time to send a group to volunteer with us by emailing us at Campus_Kitchen@baylor.edu. We would love to help connect Baylor student organizations with the community!
5. Is there any experience required to volunteer with Campus Kitchen?
Anyone is welcome to volunteer with us, and no experience is required. Our volunteer shifts are a time of service, fun, and fellowship with other students who care about the community, hunger, and food waste. You might teach one day and learn the next!
6. I've got an idea for Campus Kitchen. Who do I talk to about it?
We're always looking for new ideas for activities and opportunities to expand our programming and to further our mission of minimizing food waste and alleviating hunger. If you've got an idea for us, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at Campus_Kitchen@baylor.edu.
7. When and where do Campus Kitchen volunteer shifts take place?
If you're interested in volunteering with us, head over to our Get Involved page and take a look at our volunteer opportunities and schedule. This page also provides information on how to sign up for volunteer shifts.