The Campus Kitchen at Elon University
The Campus Kitchen at Elon University (CKEU) is an affiliate of the national Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) in Washington, DC. As an affiliate, we have adopted the CKP Mission to use service as a tool 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; and 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.
CKEU is an on-campus service opportunity through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. CKEU collects unused and unserved food from community partners, including Elon Dining Services, while engaging students, faculty and staff as volunteers who prepare and deliver the meals to those in need in the Burlington community.
Students can support CKEU in both Operations and Educational Programming. Contact our CKEU student leaders to get involved in any of the opportunities below.
Join CKEU Cooking Shift Leaders to create nutritious and delicious meals! No cooking experience necessary, just come ready to have fun and serve our community!
View our photostory to get a sense of what a typical cooking shift looks like.
Join CKEU Delivery Shift Leaders to deliver meals to Allied Churches of Alamance County. Volunteers will aid the staff at Allied Churches with lunch preparations and/or clean-up. We provide all transportation–just come ready to help out at Allied Churches!
Join members of the CKEU Leadership Team at Elon’s Loy Farm! Volunteers will work on the farm to harvest food that is used in the cooking shifts. During the 2015-2016 academic year, over 3000 pounds of food was harvested from Loy Farm. This produce was used in cooking shifts and delivered whole to Allied Churches. Email Campus Kitchen for more information.
Student in the CKEU Leadership Team facilitate nutrition education programming for seniors and youth in the community.
Rise Against Hunger
Join CKEU Educational Programming Coordinators, Elon students, staff, and alumni in the annual 1-day Rise Against Hunger Orientation event. Rise Against Hungeris an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. Each year our students package nearly 40,000 meals! Join us this year to package even more!
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
CKEU supports the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week through a week-long series of events in November. Past events have included a “Faces of Homelessness” panel, volunteering at local farms, a benefit concert, and a food drive. Contact the HHAW Coordinators for more information.