The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University (CKBU) is a student-led organization whose work focuses on minimizing food waste and alleviating hunger in the Waco community. CKBU is proud to work alongside other schools, organizations, and individuals to make a difference in the fight against hunger and food insecurity.
CKBU has student teams that recover food from on-campus dining halls and local restaurants, harvest fresh produce from the Campus Kitchen Community Garden, and prepare and deliver nutritious meals to local non-profits. In 2019, CKBU volunteers recovered over 13,300 pounds of food from Baylor's on-campus dining halls and Panera Bread's Day-End Dough-Nation Program. This recovered food was transported to The Salvation Army Men's Center and Caritas food bank where it was used to help feed the hungry. Additionally, CKBU was responsible for cooking 3,396 fresh and nutritious meals for Mission Waco Youth Center, The Cove, and The Family Abuse Center, and The Store. The Campus Kitchen Community Garden also harvest produce, all of which gets used in the meals prepared by students in our weekly cooking shifts.
The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University 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 our volunteer opportunities!
Our mission is to:
- Strengthen bodies by using existing resources to meet hunger and nutritional needs in our community.
- Empower minds by providing leadership and service learning opportunities to students, and educational benefits to adults, seniors, children and families in need.
- Build communities by fostering a new generation of community-minded adults through resourceful and mutually beneficial partnerships among students, social service agencies, businesses and schools.