The Campus Kitchen at UGA is a student-powered hunger relief program of the Office of Service-Learning. Make a difference in our local food system and in the lives of our senior citizens by signing up at one of our volunteer opportunities. See below for our history, volunteer opportunities, and press archives.
The Campus Kitchen at UGA is a student-powered hunger relief program of the Office of Service-Learning. Each week, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need in Athens, GA.
By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community. The Campus Kitchen at UGA goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to participate in nutrition education,combat senior isolation, and create dialogues on food waste and hunger in the UGA community.
The Campus Kitchen at UGA became the 33rd official branch of the Campus Kitchens Project network in the fall of 2012. The Campus Kitchen at UGA focuses on alleviating senior hunger in Athens, GA. Since opening:
157,201 pounds of food recovered and transformed into 50,724 nutritious meals
829 volunteers have given 10,667 hours of service
636 sessions of going beyond the meal (Lunch Buddy visits, Community Dinners, SNAP applications, and more)