The Campus Kitchens Project

The largest, most sustainable student-led organization fighting hunger and food waste

Washington, DC   |  www.campuskitchens.org
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Mission

The Campus Kitchens Project is America’s first and largest student-led movement taking on the crisis of food waste and hunger. Today, 30,000 students on 63 college campuses are transforming otherwise wasted resources into sustainable solutions.

Ruling year info

2004

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Michael F. Curtin Jr.

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Dan Abrams

Main address

19 Eye Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001 USA

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EIN

55-0825492

NTEE code info

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Congregate Meals (K34)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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More than half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste, yet 41 million Americans struggle with hunger. The Campus Kitchens Project aims to address both the root and immediate causes of hunger by transforming otherwise-wasted food into nourishing meals and shaping our next generation of hunger fighters.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Recovering food & Nourishing communities

The Campus Kitchens Project leverages the support of over 71,000 volunteer hours to transform over 980,000 pounds of recovered food into 350,000 community meals each year. .

Population(s) Served

Student leaders address the root causes of hunger in their communities by reinforcing healthy lifestyle patterns. Students go “beyond the meal” and engage their community members in nutrition education, anti-isolation activities, snap enrollment, and hunger awareness.

Population(s) Served

Student leaders learn to use an asset-based approach to build community partnerships, identify community need, manage volunteers and effectively run their own nonprofit programs. Our national team supports in this professional development by supplying program management, national best practices, educational webinar opportunities and a professional network to support them in thriving beyond their Campus Kitchens leadership.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of food rescued

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Totals By Year

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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Totals By Year

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Campus Kitchens Project equips student leaders to respond to their community's most pressing food needs, while simultaneously creating the next generation of hunger fighters. This year we aim to engage volunteers in 75,000 hours of community service to transform 1,000,000 pounds of otherwise wasted food into 300,000 nourishing meals.

Addressing the needs of today: In Campus Kitchens chapters across the nation, student volunteers leverage on campus kitchen spaces and otherwise-wasted food to provide responsive community hunger relief.

Addressing the needs of tomorrow: Our student leaders are going beyond the meal by reinforcing healthy lifestyle patterns with nutrition education, SNAP enrollment and anti-isolation curriculum.

Addressing the needs of the future: Our model provides students with a professional network of like-minded hunger fighters, and the tools needed to safely recover and procure food, manage volunteers and build community relationships. We are empowering the social change agents of the future.

As the nation's largest student powered hunger relief movement, we operate a network of over 60 universities and high schools. Our national team of program managers and alumni advisors provides each campus kitchens chapter with tailored support, and leadership development opportunities.

Since our founding in 2001, The Campus Kitchens Project has leveraged the support of over 70,000 student leaders to transform over 7 million pounds of otherwise wasted food into over 3 million nutritious meals across the nation. Moving forward, CKP seeks to play a leading role in building the national movement again food waste and hunger and decreasing our country's environmental impact by leveraging technology, student voice, and community assets to fight hunger in new ways.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Campus Kitchens Project

Board of directors
as of 1/17/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sarah Tyree

CoBank

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes