Student-led Campus Kitchen turns leftovers to lunches for those in need
Now in its second year, Baylor University Campus Kitchen (BUCK) is led by students who take “waste not, want not” to heart. Recognizing the large amount of food that can easily go to waste if not served in the dining halls, the students who started BUCK decided to find a way to put that food to use. (Read or watch News 8 Austin’s story here.)
These students, led today by student coordinator and senior political science major Anna Imose, have in the past 12 months rescued more than 3,000 pounds of food. Rather than going to waste, that ton and a half of food has been turned into more than 4,000 meals at the local Salvation Army Lodge and other locations around Waco. The more than 300 student volunteers work with Aramark to collect the food, but their work doesn’t end there; they also help prepare the meals, deliver them to local shelters, and stay to help build relationships with the people that benefit from the meals.
Part of a national project, the Baylor chapter of Campus Kitchen was the first at any university in Texas and only the 13th in the country (the group now has about 20 chapters nationwide).
Sic ’em, Campus Kitchen and Baylor students!